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Briarwood News
February 11, 2021
Sunday, February 14
                                              Monday, February 15
                      President's Day- SCHOOL HOLIDAY
                               Tuesday, February 16 
       Region Basketball Tournament- Lady Bucs vs. TBD                                         5:00PM Brentwood Schools
Wednesday, February 17
Region Basketball Tournament- Varsity Bucs vs. TBD (Boys) 
3:00PM Brentwoood Schools
           Scores and Highlights
The Lady Bucs have finished up the regular season with an 18-4 record and 9-3 in the Region. They finished tied with Augusta Prep for second place. A coin flip was held to break the tie and Prep won so they will enter the Region Tournament as the second seed and us as the third seed.
For the last week of the season the Lady Bucs defeated TJA 65-28, Gatewood 42-36, Glascock 49-25 and EBA 53-34. Kennedy Mosley leads the team with a 18.5 ppg average and leads in rebounding also with 8 rebounds a game. The 3 seniors Phoebe Brooks, Grace Bridges and Mattie Grae Cheely have shown great leadership leading the team not only in word but deed also. Finlay Florence rounds out the starting 5 and is a main reason for the team's success. Macie Mauldin, Emma Scott, Elizabeth Thigpen, Makenzie Parrish and Jaycee Stewart have added great contributions to the Team effort coming off the bench when needed. The Lady Bucs are ranked 5th in GISA "AA"  State rankings and will a host a first round State Tournament game on February 23rd. Opponent and time yet to be determined. But first up is the Region Tournament beginning on Tuesday Feb. 16 being hosted by Brentwood. We will play on Tuesday most likely at 5:00 against an opponent to be determined. Come support your Lady Bucs as they begin their quest for the Region and State Championships. GO LADY BUCS! - Coach Cain
JV boys lost to Gatewood Leading scorers Anuj Patel 13, Charlie Mosley 8 
Varsity boys lost to Gatewood Leading scorer Preston Myhand 8 Gunner Stewart 8
Developmental League
5th boys (black) 20 4th girls (black) 3 Leading scorer:  5th Tyler Harpstrite 6
5th boys (red) 21 4th boys 10 Leading scorer: 5th  Levi Lanier 8  4th Will Turnbull 6
4th girls (red) 13 5th girls 8 Leading scorer: 4th Ruth Ann Pickens 9 5th Carolina Crawley 6
MS boys (gray) 21 MS boys (white) 14 Leading scorer: Gray Aiden Adler 9 Jeremy Brooks 9 White Evan Deloach 7 Carson Chalker 7
MS girls (white) 8 MS girls (red) 7
Boys Championship game: Ms boys (gray 23 5th boys (red) 20 Leading scorers: gray Aiden Adler 9 5th Ryder Johnston 12
Girls Championship game: MS girls (white) 22 4th girls (red) 8 Leading scorers: Shelby Kennedy 6 Macie Rabun 6 4th girls Ruth Ann Pickens 6 
Varsity boys beat Glascock 75-37 Leading scorers: Andrew Stapleton 21 Preston Myhand 20
JV boys beat EBA 57-38 Leading scorers: Charlie Mosley 15 Brax Barnett 14
Varsity boys lost to EBA 78-71 Leading scorers: Andrew Stapleton 32 Preston Myhand 9
A special thank you to alumni Brinkley Bradshaw and TR Ferguson as well as current faculty Ginny Power for stepping up and coaching our developmental league teams. We could not have done it with out you.
- Coach Fleming
Congratulations to Mattie Grae Cheely for being selected for the 2021 GISA All-Star Basketball Team! Mattie Grae was nominated by her Head Coach Tommy Cain. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no game but players will be honored at the State Championship Game on March 6th at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Georgia. Way to go Mattie Grae!
Virtual learning in Honors Chemistry lab
Spanish III students in Mrs. Reddick’s class perform Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood) entirely in Spanish for lower elementary students.
Mrs. Furr’s K4 students enjoyed zooming with her on Friday. 

The 5th grade 4-H club had seven children that participated in the District Project Achievement. The projects range from Cartoon Drawing to Horse Care.  The children spent several weeks researching topics of interest, then preparing their speeches and displays. Once the children were ready they had to videotape the presentation. The video was send to TeErika Leaks who is the the advisor for 4-H. She then submitted the presentation to the district committee for completion.



BA staff and students gave back to the community on 2-4-21 by donating blood to Shepeard Community Blood Center. The bloodmobile was at the school from 10 to 3 on Thursday with over 25 participants from the school, as well as the community.
Briarwood students in the 90's participating in the local blood drive held at Warrenton First United Methodist Church. 
Order your Briarwood Baseball fan wear by clicking on the link above. The store closes on 2/14.

Dear Briarwood Families, Friends, and Supporters, 


February is the month of love and we are asking each of you to show your love for BA by making a donation to our Annual Fund.  A gift to the Annual Fund is one way for you to say “We love our school and support the mission of Briarwood Academy and all the school does or has done for our children.”  Your gift is an investment in every student, guide and classroom here at Briarwood! 


We are proud of all we have accomplished and excited about what lies ahead.  We invite all of our families, friends, grandparents, and alumni to make a personal contribution to support Briarwood Academy! We continually strive to keep tuition affordable and the Annual Fund provides vital funding for improvements to our classrooms and campus. Briarwood Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and any donations are tax deductible.  


Gifts to the Annual Fund provide:

  •   New materials for our classrooms
  •   Enhancements to our campus and outdoor spaces
  •   Professional development for our staff
  •   Technology and media center upgrades

Your support will make an immediate difference in the lives of our students every day.  On behalf of everyone here at Briarwood Academy, thank you for considering February a month of love and making a gift to the school this month. Every gift means something to us and we truly appreciate it.  


With love,


Traylee Dean


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   Business Sponsor of the Week 
Wilhoit Propane is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Briarwood Buccaneers. 
Wilhoit Propane
63 Court Square
Warrenton, GA 30828
Congratulations to Porter (BA '17) and Katelyn Brooks on their recent marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks' wedding took place on December 31, 2020 in Thomson, GA. 
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Monday, February 22
Pre-Registration Opens (for currently enrolled BA students)
Tuesday, February 23- Wednesday, February 24
First Round of State Basketball Playoffs
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