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D.A. Jewell Memorial Scholarships School Seal

The D.A. Jewell Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $4,000 are awarded annually by the Jewell Foundation of Chickamauga, Georgia.

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We have recently had numerous discipline incidences involving students bringing vapes/oils/and other related paraphernalia to school.  While many adults have had success in using vapes to help them quit smoking, these items are illegal for children to have and will not be allowed on campus.  The problem is primarily at the middle school level, but this message is for all students, regardless of age.

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2018-2019 System Calendar School Seal

At the monthly Chickamauga City Schools Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved the 2018-2019 System Calendar. It is available for viewing under the "Calendar" button or click here: 2018-2019 System Calendar

STAR Student & Teacher Honored at Recent Board Meeting STAR Student & Teacher

At the Chickamauga City School Board meeting on February 12, 2018, the STAR Student and STAR Teacher were honored. Congratulations to Dylan Minghini, a senior at Gordon Lee High School, for being named STAR Student of the Year. Dylan earned this recognition by having the highest SAT score among the senior class. In addition, Dylan can recognize a teacher who has had a great impact and influence on him. Dylan chose Ms. Heather Solmon as STAR Teacher of the Year. This is the 5th time Ms. Solmon has received this honor. Ms. Lacey Wilson, President of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to present the award to Dylan. Additionally, the Chamber provided a donation of $100 for the STAR Student. We appreciate this donation and the support of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to Dylan Minghini and Ms. Heather Solmon.

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Jarvis Wins State Wrestling Title

Braden Jarvis capped a perfect 43-0 senior season by winning the 170-pound class at the Class A Traditional championships. Jarvis, who finished as state runner-up each of the past two seasons, won by an 8-4 decision to claim the title.

The Trojans had three other medalists as freshman Hunter Burnette (106) was second, senior Jarrett Lassiter (160) placed third, and senior Caleb Vines (220) finished fourth. As a team, Gordon Lee finished fifth in the Class A standings with 71 points.

Cheerleaders Win State Championship

GLHS cheerleaders

The GLHS competition cheerleading team captured its second straight state championship by posting the highest score in the Class A Public state finals on November 10. Gordon Lee's score of 89.17 points edged runner-up Trion (87.17 points) for the top spot.

The Lady Trojans entered the finals following a first-place finish in the state sectionals the preceding weekend.

O'Neal Wins State Cross Country Crown; Teams Finish Second

Gracie O'Neal

Gracie O'Neal won the girls' cross country gold medal at the Class A public school state meet in Carrollton on Saturday, November 4. O'Neal, a sophomore, followed her Area championship by winning the girls' state race in a time of 20:23, a full two minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. The Lady Trojans finished second in the team competition.

Jasper Wilson took home the silver medal in the boys' race with a time of 18:29. Ian Goodwin and Jake Lee added top-ten finishes as the Trojan team also ended the meet as state runners-up.

Softball Team Wins State Championship
GLHS softball team

The Gordon Lee softball team won its third consecutive state championship, and seventh in eight seasons, by defeating Trion 14-4 on Saturday, October 28. The Lady Trojans knocked off Georgia Military and Trion in their first two Elite Eight games then advanced to the championship game for the 12th year in a row by defeating Mt. Zion in the winner's bracket finals. GLHS finished the season with a record of 32-3.

The state championship was the eighth overall for Gordon Lee. The Lady Trojans previously won the Class A title in 2004, 2010, and 2011, the Class A Public crown in 2012, 2013, and 2016, and the Class AA championship in 2015.