Category Archives: Fine Arts and Journalism Academy

Nicole Corely Selected for GHP


Griffin High School is excited to announce that Nicole Corley, a junior at Griffin High School, has been selected as a Theatre Arts finalist for the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program, a prestigious summer enrichment program for those who exhibit “exceptional skill, creativity, and knowledge in the area of nomination.”  Nicole competed with hundreds of aspiring actors through a grueling interview and audition process to earn the privilege of spending a month on campus at Valdosta State University this summer, where she will study her craft and perform in two productions along with the other best and brightest student thespians across the state of Georgia.  Join us in congratulating Nicole on her achievement!

More information can be found on  the GHP website. 


Studio 7 Advanced Film Crew


Studio 7 is the name given to Griffin High’s Film and Television student film studio and productions.  Throughout the year, students work on a variety of projects including commercials, stop animation, film study, and film equipment management.  Most recently, students from the Studio 7 advanced class are filming interviews for an upcoming school feature to be made public soon.

March Art of the Month


Mr. Simmons chose these student’s art works for March’s art of the month!  Pictured are Cris Guiterrez and Tyler Daniel, their pieces are from a pop art project in the style of Andy Warhol

Kelsi Didier Wins County T-shirt Design Contest


Kelsi Didier won the Griffin-Spalding County Schools Celebrating 60 years of Education T-shirt Contest. Her design was chosen from amongst submissions from art students all over the county. Kelsi was honored at the January School Board meeting and given a T-shirt with her design on it.

One Act Play Goes To State Competition


Students from all levels of acting and theater tech classes participated in the state One Act Play Competition last Saturday, October 27th.  The cast and crew first competed against eight other schools in the regional competition at Gordon College and won 1st place! Jalynn Williams won Best Actress and Madison Smith and Brianna Griffith won All Star Cast.   The state competition was at Houston County High School.  Of the other eight schools we competed against we were only one of two musicals that were performed. The judges only announce the top four placements, but our scores show that we probably placed 5th.  Our students still shined and Josiah Panter, Lauren James and Brianna Griffith won All Star Cast at State!!! This was a community effort with help from our Fine Arts teachers Mrs. Duncan (theatrics),  Mr. Votaw (technical production), Mrs. Johnson (artwork/props), and Mr. Lindsey (vocals) as well as some community members.

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Make sure to come see our next Bear Bones Productions play, Little Shop of Horrors!

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey’s ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? COME FIND OUT!!!


Tickets will be $8 Adults and $5 Students and Children and will be avaliable During All 4 Lunches and in the Main Office and at the door. Come support our wonderful FINE ARTS ACADEMY

Seymour- Mikal Miller
Audrey- Jaylnn Williams
Mr.Mushnik- Blake Dunn
Orin Scrivello- Nequa Olawumi
Bernstien/Luce/Interviewer- Sage Morgan

Shu Bop Girls:
Kianah Watkins,Paige Richardson, Sarah Mallett, Megan Davis, Sharrica Talmadge, Whitley Fowler, Lauren James,Breanna Griffith

Nikki Stone, Kim Davidson, Madison Smith, Kaitlyn Echols, Jared Sisson, Kori&Kaleb Duncan, T.K. Spuril,lDeion Washington, Amanda Lynch

GHS Hosts Its First Academy Fair


Thursday, January 26, Griffin High School held its first Academy Fair.  The purpose of the fair was to showcase each career academy and its electives.  Griffin High’s Freshman Academy as well as eigth grade students from Cowan Road, Carver Road, and Kennedy Road Middle Schools were able to learn about their elective options from student representatives.  Griffin High School counselors will be conducting on-site registration at the middle schools the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 and at Griffin High from Feb. 6- 17.

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Economics students visit the State Capital

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Economics students from Mr. Melton’s, Mrs. Rhodes’, and Mrs. Roberson’s classes visited the State Capital in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 to take a tour of the building, visit their legislators, see in person how bills are introduced and debated in the Georgia Legislature, and take a picture with Governor Nathan Deal on the famous Oglethorpe Stairway. 120 Seniors attended the field trip to the State Capital and then enjoyed lunch at the famous Varsity restaurant before returning to GHS.


Griffin High students display work at the 65th Annual Spalding County Fair

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GHS Fine Art Academy Visual Art students: Chase Brown,  Jashun Walker, Angel Cochran, Jalecia Johnson, Jaqueline Duran, Shandrel Robinson, Samantha Babb, Emily Ayers, Ernest Berry, and Austin Davis will be displaying their work at the 65th Annual Spalding County Fair Art Show, October 6-15, 2001. The Art Show is juried by a Kiwanis Club Selected Judge and students can receive awards and monetary prizes. Stop by and see their amazing works!


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Almost, Maine – A Bear Bones Production

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The Bear Bones’ performers of Griffin High School present Almost, Maine by John Cariani. It’s a play about love in the remote unincorporated “city” of Almost.  Our students portray nine different stories over the course of 55 minutes in preperation for the One Act Play competition on October 17.  Ms. Duncan and Mr. Votaw led these students to create, perform and excel to give the audience a wonderful performance. I hope that you got the chance to see our students in action…You will be glad that you did!