Macon-Bibb County has announced its second cohort of leaders for the statewide Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). This year’s class of 31 student leaders (a full list that is available by clicking here) came from a pool of more than 60 applicants, and they were introduced at a special event at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Downtown Macon on September 1. To view pictures from that event, check the GCAPS Facebook page by clicking here.

On September 8, the students had their first session to learn about the operation of government. For this session, the group focused on National Preparedness Month by visiting the Emergency Management Agency and learning how they can help prepare their family and friends to be ready to respond and recover from a disaster. To view pictures from that event, click here.

To watch a feature video from MaconBibbTV about GCAPS, click here.

Akbar, Mariam Stratford Academy
Alston, Nia Howard High School
Anderson, Caroline Mount de Sales Academy
Chester, Adreanna Mount de Sales Academy
Colvin, Aliyah Westside High School
Diaz, Jaaziel Northeast High School
Diaz, Jonathan Northeast High School
Ellis, Jaedyn Stratford Academy
Fuller, Markelle Southwest High School
Holder, Rachel Howard High School
Howard, Talareah Southwest High School
Jackson, Zeleria Mount de Sales Academy
Jones, Anna Grace First Presbyterian Day School
Keitt, Saxton Central High School
Knowlton, India Northeast High School
Martin, William First Presbyterian Day School
McDuffie, Kennedy Mount de Sales Academy
Mckay, William Westside High School
Mehta, Hitanshi Howard High School
Moore, Janel Howard High School
Muhammad, Sharrieff Other (Home Schooling)
Nichols, Anna Mount de Sales Academy
O’Dette, Alexis Howard High School
Pak, Su Mount de Sales Academy
Paul, Erica Southwest High School
Paulin, Daniel First Presbyterian Day School
Pointer, Ashley Howard High School
Sellers, Sarah Kate Stratford Academy
Thomas, Malik Howard High School
Toole, Bailey Stratford Academy
Woodford, Alexandra Mount de Sales Academy

About Macon-Bibb GCAPS

This is the second year Macon-Bibb County has participated in the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). (The former Bibb County participated for the two years prior to consolidation.) More than 60 students from Bibb County public and private schools applied for this year’s cohort, and 35 students were selected through a rigorous application and interview process to participate.

Students in this year’s cohort will see how government works, what’s changing through consolidation, and how they can be involved with and improve the community now and in the future. Throughout the course of the year, students will take part in team-building exercises, attend Commission meetings, tour county facilities, visit the State Capitol, attend the ACCG Conference in Savannah, and interact with local and state leaders.