During 2012, Georgia College dedicated its Formal Garden on main campus as the Peabody Garden to honor Peabody School and its alumni. Established during 1891, Peabody School served as a public school for Baldwin County students and a practice school for Georgia College education students for more than a century.
Early College 'legacy class' graduates
Front row: Lindsay Smith, Putnam County High School (PCHS), to attend GMC; Nikki Dykes, Baldwin High School (BHS), to attend Georgia College; Cody Mills, BHS, to attend Georgia College; Haylie Galloway, BHS, to attend Georgia College; and Kaylie Pritchard
The 10 Early College ‘legacy class’ members graduating with their high schools this year all plan to attend college. And all 10 earned college credits through Georgia College during the junior and senior years of high school — ranging from eight credit hours to 26.
Of the original 55, the majority of their classmates returned to their home schools — Baldwin High School or Putnam County High School.
“These students have perseverance,” said Early College Principal Runee Sallad. “The students were determined to complete what they began five years ago, regardless of the many obstacles encountered along the way. We are extremely proud of them.”