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Anslee McManus

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter

Hi! I’m Anslee. This is my first year in Golden Graffiti as a senior at BHS. In my free time, I like listening to music and lifting at the gym. After high school I plan on going to college and majoring in psychology, minoring in ELA.

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BHS ROTC cadets competing in the obstacle course.

5th Annual Thomasville Fitness Competition

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter May 5, 2023

On May 1, the BHS AFJROTC competed in the 5th Annual Thomasville Fitness Competition. The team won 1st Place Overall during 4 of the 5 annual competitions. The results in each event are as follows: 1st...

Making Learning Delicious

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter May 2, 2023

On April 31, Mrs. Hancock’s (Cerrone) class got to learn how to make authentic Italian meatballs and spaghetti. Mrs. Hancock’s parents, Tony and Hester Cerrone, came to town from Leesburg, GA to teach...

Scoops’ painted storefront.

A Sweet 200 Years

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter April 26, 2023

On April 21, 2023, various Art Club and Art students were tasked with painting the four panes of glass that makes up Scoops’ storefront as part of the Bicentennial window painting contest. Five students...

ROTC cadets testing their robots.

AFJROTC Robotics

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter April 23, 2023

The BHS AFJROTC are stepping up as they’ve now added Robotics to their extracurricular activities. The cadets have finished building the 1st round of robots and the competition arena. The cadets have...

ROTC Cadets supplying meals.

Community Service Giants

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter April 14, 2023

BHS AFJROTC cadets have been hard at work this year getting involved in the Bainbridge community, resulting in a whopping 2507.85 hours of community service with an average of 25.23 hours per cadet. This...

Laws of Life Winners presenting their certificates.

Laws of Life Winners

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter April 12, 2023

This year, 32,389 students in Georgia wrote essays for Laws of Life. Out of two semesters combined, Bainbridge High School submitted 852 essays. Of all of these young authors, four grade level winners...

Mrs. Christy McCoy showcasing some of her work for prom.

BHS Gym Gets Makeover for Prom

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter March 28, 2023

On Friday, March 24, coordinator Christy McCoy visited our school in order to decorate the gymnasium for the prom, titled “A Red Carpet Affair”. The theme of dark and mysterious was executed flawlessly...

A meal of what appears to be spaghetti and green beans ready to be prepared.

BHS Lends a Helping Hand

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter March 24, 2023

For the past couple of days, BHS Health Occupations Students of America have been volunteering to assist our local Salvation Army with their monthly “Supper on Scott Street” on March 27. The Salvation...

Bataan Death March

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter March 10, 2023

On Saturday, March 4, a number of our AFJROTC cadets participated in a 10 lap run on a 1.4 mile long trail at Valdosta State University in which they had 4 hours to complete. The run was in honor of the...

Bainbridge Bearcats Leave Sherwood in Shambles

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter February 28, 2023

On February 21, a multitude of winning games were played by the Bearcats and the Lady Cats. Starting off was the boy’s game against Sherwood Christian Academy, scoring seven first half goals in a 10-0...

AFJROTC Cadets on their highway clean-up. (Photo by Scott Morehouse)

AFJROTC Hits the Streets of Bainbridge

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter February 21, 2023

In honor of their Mission Statement, “Build Citizens of Character, Dedicated to Serving Their Community and Nation with Patriotism”, the BHS AFJROTC Cadets have been serving their community in many...

Bainbridge High School Honor Band.

BHS Honor Band Visits Troy

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter February 10, 2023

On February 2 - 4, twenty-four of our highest-ranking band members traveled to Troy University to represent Bainbridge High School at the Southeastern United States Clinic and Honor Band. With less than...

HOSA State qualifiers Victoria Chaney (left) and Addison Cook (right). Tavares Murphy not pictured.

HOSA State Leadership Qualifiers

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter January 30, 2023

Three HOSA students qualified for the HOSA State Leadership Conference that is being held on March 2-4 in Atlanta, GA. Addison Cook qualified for Veterinary Medicine, Victoria Chaney qualified for Nursing...

Charleigh Bramlett in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft.

A Flying Success

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter January 19, 2023

Last week, Junior Charleigh Bramlett was selected for the Aim High Flight Academy scholarship. Being one of the 134 students chosen across the nation for this scholarship, she shows promise in the air....

BHS staff and their tacky Christmas sweaters (photo from Purango)

Tacky Sweater Day at BHS

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter December 15, 2022

On December 14, 2022, BHS staff and students showed up in their tackiest Christmas sweaters. From vibrant red and green to the faces of fellow staff, these sweaters were indeed gaudy.

The FFA crew on their float. (photo by FFA)

Christmas Parade Palooza

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter December 14, 2022

On December 8, 2022, the night was brightened by music and lights as over a hundred dazzling floats cruised through the streets of downtown Bainbridge. Among the many floats was the Career and Technical...

The Wrestling Bearcats (photo from Purango)

Bearcats Place 4th at the Cam Brown Classics

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter December 7, 2022

On December 3, the Wrestling Bearcats traveled to Tallahassee, FL to compete in the 5th Annual Cam Brown Classics at Florida State High School. Out of 10 teams, the Bearcats placed fourth overall. In weight...

The Bearcat wrestling team (photo from

Wrestling Season Starts in Waycross

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter November 28, 2022

On November 13, 2022, the Bearcat wrestling team set out to Waycross to start their season in the “Swamp Duals”, hosted by Ware County. The team wasn’t fully formed at this time, yet they still saw...

Carson Lynn and his prized Yorkshire pig. (photo by FFA)

FFA Goes to Louisville, KY

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter November 16, 2022

On November 5, 2022, Carson Lynn attended the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY. Lynn was named Grand Champion Yorkshire Breeding Gilt Overall. During the final drive...

Bearcat Buddies (photo by Tonya Welch)

Bearcat Buddies at Jones Wheat

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter November 11, 2022

Since October 25, Early Childhood Education (ECE) III students have been leaving campus to intern at Jones Wheat Primary School. Eighteen of our own students are working one-on-one with Pre-K, Kindergarten,...

The Lady Cats (photo from

The Lady Cats’ Final Roar

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 28, 2022

Throughout October 18 - October 19, 2022, Bainbridge Varsity Softball played 4 neutral playoff games against Howard, Whitewater, Burke County, and Whitewater a second time. Bainbridge started off strong...

Malcolm Spann, Charleigh Bramlett, and Brett Pope (from left to right)

BHS Goes Flying

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 28, 2022

On October 15, 2022, 3 JROTC cadets had the pleasure of flying in a Cessna aircraft. The cadets received 3 hours of practice in the plane in which they learned how to plot a flight path, file a flight...

Southern Regional Technical College campus. (photo from

Open House Operation

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 28, 2022

On October 27, 2022, ABAC and SRTC officials came to BHS to represent themselves in the BHS Cafeteria for the Dual Enrollment open house. Mrs. Landy opened with a presentation on dual enrollment benefits,...

Coach Roy Matthews, Shane Dill, Bowynn Brown, and Principal Merritt. (from left to right)

Bass Cats Show Their Brass

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 26, 2022

On October 13, 2022, senior Shane Dill and alumnus Bowynn Brown presented their GSHA Bass Fishing State Championship rings at the Decatur County Board of Education meeting. A total of 58 schools and 129...

SMSgt Scott Morehouse and Principal Merritt (left), Principal Merritt and Mr. Roosevelt Kirkland (right)

Star Teachers and Busy B’s

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 25, 2022

Bainbridge High School is proud to announce the September Teacher of the Month, SMSgt Scott Morehouse. SMSgt Morehouse has more than proved his worthiness of the title, showing excellence in and out of...

(photo by Gustavo Fring)

Fighting the Flu at BHS

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 24, 2022

On October 11, 2022, students filed into the recreational room of the BHS gymnasium for their flu shots. The Decatur County Health Department came to BHS to distribute free flu shots for which students...

Lady Cats talking with their coach, Rex Wade (photo from

Bainbridge Mops the Floor with Thomasville

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 24, 2022

On October 10, 2022, the Lady Cats hit the field again with a 10-1 victory over Thomasville. Haylee Nix, Kristen Bennett, Wilkinson, Annalisa Nix, and Brenna Conley all collected 16 total hits for Bainbridge,...

Brianna Henry

Senior Spotlight Brianna Henry

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 24, 2022

Name: Brianna Henry Sport: Color Guard Position: Captain Accomplishments: Obtained a score of 94 at Rehobeth Band Festival  Future Goals: Attend FSU for physical therapy and move to a big...

Annalisa Nix pitching.

Senior Spotlight Annalisa Nix

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 24, 2022

Name: Annalisa Nix Sport: Softball Position: 1st and 3rd base Accomplishments: Had multiple wins this season and made improvements  Future Goals: Plans to go to college to be a vet or softball...


Bainbridge Strikes Again

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter October 7, 2022

On October 4, 2022, the Lady Cats played against Shaw High School and pummeled them in a game of 17-0. Brenna Conley threw a perfect game in Game 2, she struck out 7 out of the 9 batters faced. The Lady...

Laws of Life

Decatur Gets Dexterous

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 23, 2022

On September 16, two of last year’s Laws of Life winners, Sanaa Hines and Holten Dollar, read their winning essays at the 2022 Teacher & Rotarian Workshop Luncheon at Green Island Country Club in...


The Lady Cats Crush Seminole County

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 22, 2022

On September 20, Bainbridge lit up the field again, defeating Seminole County 12-0. With a total of 14 in-game hits and no errors whatsoever, Bainbridge continued their winning streak. Brenna Conley earned...


Another Win for the Lady Cats

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 15, 2022

On September 13, 2022, Bainbridge Lady Cats upheld their electric winning streak in a 19-0 game against Westover. Bainbridge tallied seven runs in the fourth inning. Contributing to the big inning were...


Let’s Taco ‘Bout FCCLA

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 15, 2022

FCCLA kicked off with their first meeting on September 14, 2022, discussing a number of topics including the Fall Rally, Syrup Sop, CTAE Month, FCCLA Week, and other upcoming events. We’re looking forward...

BHS Softball

Lady Cats Knock the Competition Out of the Park

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 9, 2022

On September 6, 2022, Bainbridge Lady Cats played against the Hardaway Lady Hawks and won with a striking 22-0.  Conley, Wilkinson, Miller, and Holley each had multi-hit games. Dollar, Henry, Nix,...

Lady Cats

Bainbridge Lady Cats Bring Home the Bacon

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter September 6, 2022

On August 31, 2022, the Lady Cats brought home their first win in a 9-0 victory against Shaw. Lady Cat Brenna Conley was a powerhouse on the field, throwing a no-hitter that rocketed them past Shaw. Bainbridge...

senior class meeting 2022

A Fresh Start

During the second week of school, Principal Christopher Merritt, the administrators, and counselors hosted class meetings for each grade. Each grade met in the BHS cafeteria and talked about different...

A Loss for the Lady Cats

A Loss for the Lady Cats

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter August 18, 2022

After the Lady Cats’ supposed first game against Pelham was rained out, they suffered their first loss of 10-5 against Colquitt county on Tuesday, August 16th. The Lady Cats collected multiple hits from...

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