In Week 2 of the Candler County Education Foundation’s annual Fund Drive, The Class of 1966 has taken the lead, donating $1,375. They are closely followed by last week’s leader, the Class of 2000, with $1,200. The Classes of 1951 and 1964 are tied for third place with $1,000 each. 

 s of Monday, this year’s drive has exceeded $32,000 of this year’s $40,000 goal. The drive will continue through the month of October.

Help your class win the challenge!

Riding on the success of last year’s Class Challenge, the Education Foundation has issued a new Class Challenge for this year - and the Class of 2000 is presently in the lead.

If you’re not a graduate of MHS, don’t worry. “You can assign your pledge to your favorite graduating class - or just make a donation,” Education Foundation Chairman Luke Lanier said. 

How funds are used

Funds are used to provide access to critical technology for uninterrupted learning, strengthen academic programs and support innovative teachers and learning experiences.

“Thanks to your support, our schools now have personal technology devices for every single student,” Lanier said. “These laptops, Chrome books, and tablets ensure uninterrupted learning. Our teachers have maximum flexibility for classroom instruction. And for those students learning from home this fall, they have access to online learning.” 

How to give

Donations can be made at one of six sponsorship levels: Hall of Fame Partner, $1000 or more; Foundation Partner, $500-$999; Superintendent Roll, $250-$499; Principal Roll, $100 to $249; Honor Roll, $50 to $99; and Merit List, under $49.

Donations can be designated to a graduating class of MHS or made with no designation. Contributions can also be made in memory or in honor of someone. 

Credit card donations can be made via PayPal at, or contributions can be mailed to The Foundation for Public School Education in Candler County, PO Box 21, Metter GA 30439.

Donors to date

Candler County School personnel who have donated to date include the following:

Hall of Fame Partner: Ben Bowen; Pineland Telephone Foundation; Metter Ford; Excelsior EMC; Allen Lanier; Alton West.

Foundation Partner: Metter Advertiser; Metter Graphics; 

Eddie & Debbie Jones; Billy & JoAnn Hickman; Marshal & Donna Mize; Tom Bigwood; Dr. Nancy Norton, in memory of Annie Will Watson; Paul & Beverly MacGregor, in honor of Josephine Parrish; Craig Buckley/James W. Buckley & Associates; T & W Investments; Durden Banking Company; Trapnell Tomlinson; IHS Pharmacy;

William Thigpen; Missy Purvis; Toney Golden; Bubba Longgrear.

Superintendent Roll: Olliff & Fordham, CPAs; Metter Kiwanis Club; 

Dale & Jincy Fordham; Hulsey, Tootle & Harrison, in honor of Ray Tootle; Terry R. Donaldson; Daniels-Bishop Chevrolet; Ed & Elaine Boyd/Jones & Boyd Insurance; Troy Lance Greene, in memory of Jean Greene.

Cadeisha Cooper; John Jordan; Riley Kingery.

Principal Roll: Jennifer Gilder Hendrix; Caroline Pierce Lee; Randy’s Service Center; Katherine R. Phillips; Carol & Butch Smith; Gene & Joyce Sutton; Lucille Adams; Hillis Lanier in memory of Mickey Lanier; Theresa K. Gay;

Roger & Gay Beville; Wallace & Nancy Wright; Gail S. Curl; Linda Webb; Rep. Butch Parrish; Ronnie & Janie Sikes; Charles & Frances Shafe, in memory of Dr. Jay Cliett; Pernal & Cathy Franklin; Shirley Lott; Cheryl Hendricks, in memory of Grant Hendricks; Felix & Judy Johnston; Sheran & Jimmy Wilcox; Metter Lions Club; MHS Class of 1958; Sharon Cook Coker; Scott & Erin Glanton; Candler County Retired Educators; Pineland Bank; Judy Hendrix; Julie Trpanell Roberts, in memory of Harold & Vela Trapnell; Justin & Anna Franklin;

Kerri Dennis; Roberta Graham; Julie Akins; Victoria Broome; Autumn Chicola; Lisa Deloach; Rosa Deloach; Dylan Dixon; Taylor Dollar; Cassandra Donaldson; Kim Grantham; Donna Kennedy; Lesa Brown; Jill Carter; Clare Hooks; Suzanne Hunt; Kellie Jordan; Cheyenne Kersey; Amy Barnes; Robbie Dollar; Daniel Flowers; Felicia Forbes; Erin Golden; Tom Golden; Doug James; Sandy Johnson; Zachary Rackett; Philisia Spearmon; Ellis Strobridge; Tamara Walden; Lisa Longgrear; Randall Walker; James Carlyle; Melinda Franklin; Marsha Pate; Monicca Bohannon; Miranda Rigdon; Craig Lanier; Jaimee Stuart; Miranda Thigpen.

Honor Roll: Tina Austin; Elliott & Lana Lanier; Brenda Cannon; 

Tim Wood/Wood Funeral Home; Helen Curry; Nan Harrison; Kay Wildes; Faye & Vaughan Lanier; Bill Dekle;

Terri Bland; Debra Dekle; Tamara Hutson; Denise Strickland; Parker Gordon; Terrance Green; Octavia Houston; Kellie Mixon; John Mark Sweat; Lafonda Taylor-Hacvkett; Vicki Bowen; Jenny Brantley; Kim Brown; Adina Cliett; Cheryl Cobb; Kendra Howard; Michaela Iwinski; Casey Moore; Heather Parrish; Beth Phillips; Alyx Powell; Eric Verbel; Stephanie Costley; Ronnie Doolittle; Heidi O’Connor; Julie Ray; Melody Young; Lelon Bailey Jeffers; Jim Espinoza; Sarah Hickman; Jennifer Lewis.

Merit List: Chandra Brown; 

Connie Franklin; Jody & Ann Robertson;

Tonya Bird; Tonja Williams; Penny Buxton; Natiuer Deck; Michelle Holloway; Tracy Holloway; Rosa Morales; Tammy Durden; Shannon Anderson; Christie Berry; Lane Cardell; Jennifer Collins; Lakisha Dekle; Marcy Deloach; Alicia Douglas; Christy Driggers; Nicole Givens; Connie Hackle; Pam Holloway; Rose Lira; Laura Lott; Anna Williams; Scott Waters; Ashlee Lott; Madison Davis; Shaunta Ellis; Aundrea Akins; Janice Smith; Della Coney; Jessie Givens; Carol Mainer; Alyssa Akins; Angela Bird; Melissa Crooms; Nacole Davis; Joy Dorsey; Megan Eason; Brittany Hendrix; Julie Johnson; Kimberly Lassiter; Tara Lee; Brenna McDaniel; Melissa Porter; Sydney Rowe; Rachel Smith; Jill Vining; Rebecca Waters; Sandy Wilson; Hannah Youngblood; Vic Fordham; Ray Woodcock; Anthony Lescak; Cherie Lewis; Holly Beasley; Deborah Daughtry; Jessica McGowan; Robin Goodman; Glenise Mikell; Sherry Tyler; Monica West; Robin Wright; Mitch Nobles; Randi Colvin; Pam Heath; Lori McGowan; Kim Woods.

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