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The Covington News - - School Beat -

re­quired mu­sic list. The bands are scored us­ing the scale of su­pe­rior, ex­cel­lent, good, fair and poor.

Fol­low­ing their stage per­for­mance, the bands move to the sight read­ing room where they are given a pre­vi­ously un­seen piece of mu­sic and six min­utes to study.

Fol­low­ing the study pe­riod, the bands per­form the new piece for an ad­di­tional judge and rat­ing.

Th­e­six-county dis­trict in­cludes bands from DeKalb, Rock­dale, New­ton, Jasper, Butts and Morgan coun­ties. In all 42 bands per­formed at dis­trict.

The Pride of East­side March­ing Band trav­eled to Ft. My­ers, Fla., for Pres­i­dent’s Day week­end and marched in the an­nual Edison Fes­ti­val of Light Grand Light pa­rade at Ft. My­ers wear­ing green sun­glasses that lit up.

Then they vis­ited Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios for two days.

ACS hon­ors

Jas­min Burgess and Isa­iah Burgess, chil­dren of Mr. and Mrs. Ken­neth Burgess of Cov­ing­ton, were re­cently rec­og­nized at Athens Chris­tian School by be­ing named to the Honor Roll List.

New­ton na­tive at Mo­ra­vian

Dr. Ni­cole Loyd has been named the new Dean of Stu­dent Life at Mo­ra­vian Col­lege.

She holds a BS in English and sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion from Buck­nell, an MS in ed­u­ca­tion from Buck­nell and a PhD in higher ed­u­ca­tion from the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia.

She was em­ployed at Buck­nell for the years fol­low­ing her grad­u­a­tion to com­ple­tion of her mas­ter’s de­gree.

While pur­su­ing her doc­tor­ate, she gained re­search and teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia, Blue Ridge Com­mu­nity Col­lege and Fed­eral Ex­ec­u­tive In­sti­tute.

Most re­cently, Loyd was em­ployed by Se­wa­nee, the Univer­sity of the South, as as­so­ci­ate dean of stu­dents for cam­pus life.

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