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UPDATE: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Former 1980s Windsor Academy math instructor, football coach, and baseball coach Steve Dennis retired after eight years as Director of Athletics at Troy University. Former 1970s/1980s Windsor elementary 2nd grade teacher Bonnie Stewart taught for 21 years (37 overall) at Frederica Academy in St Simons Island. She was a Lower Grade Principal/3rd garde teacher and retired from Frederica Academy as of this year. She is enjoying her first grandchild, Sofia Luciana Stewart (born Dec 14, 2011) and plans on taking the time to be a Grandmother. Former 1970s Windsor Art Teacher Guy D. Seredick has been teaching Art at Miller Middle School in Macon, GA. He has been teaching since 1975. Guy Seredick has retired from Bibb County with 29 years in Bibb (39 total).


KNIGHTS FALL TO COVENANT 14-6 AT MERCER UNIVERSITY STADIUM

Senior Ethan Duffey rushed for 123 yards on 15 carries. Dylan Smith threw for 95 yards. Josh Brooks and Austin Thomas had 50 and 42 yards respectively in receiving. Next up is CFCA! Read more at www.macon.com/2013/10/10/2712902/covenant-holds-off-windsor.html.


LADY KNIGHTS FALL IN 2013 GISA AA STATE SOFTBALL FINAL FOUR; SEASON ENDS

Windsor (18-13) beat Crisp 7-5 but lost to Thomas Jefferson 8-0 and to Flint River 6-1 in the GISA AA State FINAL FOUR tourney. Thanks for a great year to the Lady Knights and Coach Tyler Brown with Assistant Coaches Amanda Brown and Craig O’Quinn. Round 2 Results – Game 1 Final: CCA 12, Lady Knights 8; Game 2 Final: Lady Knights 6, CCA 4; Game 3 Final: Lady Knights 18, CCA 11; Round 1 Results – Game 1 Final: Lady Knights 8, Westwood Lady Cats 1; Game 2 Final: Lady Knights 13, Westwood Lady Cats 9; The Windsor Lady Knights (6-2 Region) lost to AAA Stratford and Southwest GA to close out the season. The team beat GISA 4AA Lagrange 11-2 and Trinity 4-3 but lost to Region Champion Flint River 9-1. Windsor beat CFCA 5-1 and Piedmont 4-2. The team also beat GISA 4AA Lagrange 13-5 behind the pitching of Holly Phillips and the hitting of Madison O-Neal (2-for-3). The Lady Knights lost 9-8 in extra innings to the Greater Gwinnett Lady Barons. Windsor was shut out by Flint River 8-0 and lost a close game to Stratford 5-2. The Lady Knights stopped GISA 4AA rivals Piedmont by the score of 11-3 at Monticello and Central Fellowship by the score of 11-1 at CFCA. The Lady Knights are ranked 3rd in the latest State GISA ‘AA’ Coaches Poll. The team also beat ‘AAA’ Southland Lady Raiders 7-4 in GISA Fast-Pitch Softball action at Windsor. Holly Phillips (1-0) was the winning pitcher with a save by Miranda Busbee. Kayley Sadler went 3-for-3, Skye McKinney went 2-for-2, and Hannah Griffin went 2-for-3.


JASON BLANKENSHIP JOINS WINDSOR’S STAFF: BIBLE CLASSES AND CHAPEL SERVICES START 2013-2014

Jason Blankenship has joined our Windsor staff. Jason is the Youth Director at First Evangelical Church and will be teaching Bible as an elective for high school students and also conducting “Chapel” on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Chapel will include guest speakers and music. We are happy to see the amount of response in the students wishing to take Bible this coming year and look forward to having Jason on staff. Jason was already a member of the Windsor family by having his daughter, Kaylee, enrolled in our 3rd grade and he is married to Tiffany Matheny Blankenship, a 1995 Windsor graduate. Tiffany has also joined our staff as Media Specialist! See the family at firstevangelicalchurch.org/site/as/min_staff.asp. WELCOME!


CHRIS ANDREWS – CLASS OF 1992 NEWS

Congratulations to Chris and his wife, Jennifer, on the arrival of their daughter, Alice Marian. Chris lives in the Atlanta area where he works for Samsung Electronics.


WINDSOR’S NEWBERRY CONTINUES SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Stan C. Newberry, Windsor Class of 1978 and a member of the Senior Executive Service, is now the Director, Air Force C2 Integration Center (AFC2IC), Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Mr. Newberry’s role is to manage, integrate and improve Air Force command and control. His responsibilities include planning, programming, guiding Air Force requirements definition and architecture development, integration and standardization effort for warfighting aerial networks, combat support and C2 systems. Read more at http://www.afc2ic.af.mil/library/biographies/bio.asp?id=9573. At Windsor, Stan was a Senior Superlative ‘Lord’ and Co-Athlete of the Year. He was an All-State member of the ’78 State Champion Baseball Team. He received the MVP, All-Region, and All-State Awards for Varsity Basketball and Best Offensive and All-Region for Varsity Football. We wish Stan continued success!


TOP KNIGHT! WINDSOR’S JASON ALDEAN WINS 2013 ACM MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR!

Jason Williams Aldean, Class of 1995, won Male Vocalist of the Year at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. Congrats to Jason! He also performed as a Favorite Country Artist nominee at the 2013 People’s Choice Award show on Wednesday, Jan 9th on the CBS Network. He brought in the New Year on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. See “My Kinda Party” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih9SNGk06Ks.

He captured 3 Grammy Award nominations in 2012 for Best Country Solo Performance (Dirt Road Anthem), Best Country Duo Performance (with Kelly Clarkson) and Best Country Album (My Kinda Party)! See the news at www.billboard.com/column/the-615/jason-aldean-flying-high-after-grammy-nominations-1005594412.story#/column/the-615/jason-aldean-flying-high-after-grammy-nominations-1005594412.story.

He also took home six ACA trophies! Read the article at www.usatoday.com/life/music/awards/story/2011-12-05/aca-jason-aldean/51663920/1.

Jason received two Country Music Association (CMA) awards including Album of the year for his platinum-selling “My Kinda Party” and Musical Event of the year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” his crossover duet with Kelly Clarkson. See the CMA news at www.blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-music-scene/2011/11/09/jason-aldean-nabs-first-cma-award-sugarland-lady-a-win-as-well/?cxntlid=thbz_hm. He won his first belt buckle, taking home CMT performance of the year for “Tattoos on This Town.”

He also captured two 2012 Billboard Music Awards for Best Country Song (Dirt Road Anthem) and Best Country Album (My Kinda Party)!

Aldean performed live at the 2011 Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards on June 2011. Jason was nominated in four categories including Video of the Year (My Kinda Party), Best Male Artist Video (My Kinda Party), Best Collaboration (Don’t You Wanna Stay) with Kelly Clarkston, and Best Web Video (My Kinda Party). Read about the November 2010 CMA performance at http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/11/01/jason-aldean-and-kelly-clarkson-to-perform-together-on-the-44th-annual-cma-awards-on-abc/70351. Jason provides an exclusive tour of his man cave (barn). He also displays his Windsor jersey!

Check out the tour at www.countryweekly.com/jason_aldean_man_cave/videos/115. He releases the latest on his new album, My Kinda Party, at www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1646269/jason-aldean-schedules-new-album-my-kinda-party-for-nov-2.jhtml.

Also, Jason performed Jan 2010 in Macon. Read the articles and see the interview at www.13wmaz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=74028&catid=7. See Jason’s latest video at www.cmt.com/videos/jason-aldean/412883/big-green-tractor.jhtml.

Jason has also recorded music with rock star Bryan Adams at cmt.com and was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Country Artist!

Jason secretly shot an upcoming music video at Windsor’s campus on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Some of the scenes will feature Windsor’s Field of Dreams. Jason recently rocked the Country Music Association (CMA) with his new hit single “She’s Country.” Watch the CMA performance at www.cmt.com/videos/jason-aldean/323417/shes-country-from-the-2008-cma-awards.jhtml.

Jason missed another shot at the New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA). The Association of 6,000 members selected Lady Antebellum. The competition included Rodney Atkins, James Otto, and Kellie Pickler. Jason is always No. 1 at Windsor!

Jason also rocked the Reaves Arena in October with a sold-out concert at the Georgia National Fair. Jason mentioned Windsor during his concert. He completed 2008 tour dates as the opening act for Tim McGraw.

Jason performed “Johnny Cash” at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville on the ABC Network. Taylor Swift took home the Horizon Award trophy for Best New Artist against Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Little Big Town, and Kellie Pickler.

Aldean has just released a new video “Laughed Until We Cried.” The sentimental journey can be seen at www.cmt.com/videos/jason-aldean/179649/laughed-until-we-cried.jhtml. Jason’s albums include 2005’s Jason Aldean and 2007’s Relentless, which have been certified platinum and gold, respectively with the independent label Broken Bow Records. His self-titled debut featured the Top 10 smash hit and #1 CMT Music Video “Hicktown” and singles “Why” and “Amarillo Sky.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica, on the birth of their second daughter, Kendyl, on Monday, August 20th, 2007.

According to the CMT website, Jason’s second album, Relentless, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, and sold more than 98,000 copies in its first week. The album features “Johnny Cash” and also “Grown Woman,” a duet with country star Miranda Lambert.

Jason performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and at the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.

The recording artist and writer received the award for Top New Male Vocalist at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards (CMA). He also actively supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to honor one of his friends who died from the disease. He will be touring with Rascal Flatts during the 2007 summer and fall season.

Jason, Jessica and daughters Keeley and Kendyl reside in Thompson’s Station, TN. Read more about Jason at his website www.jasonaldean.com or www.brokenbowrecords.com.


SUMMER BASEBALL 2013: KNIGHTS BEAT STRATFORD; SWEEP CRAWFORD COUNTY AND CFCA

Windsor (4-0-1) ended the summer baseball schedule by beating the Stratford Academy Eagles 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader at Stratford’s Bubber Adams Baseball Complex. The first game ended in a 0-0 tie. The Knights swept Crawford County in another doubleheader by the scores of 7-1 and 9-3 and also beat Central Fellowship Christian Academy (CFCA) by the score of 8-2.


TYLER BROWN JOINS WINDSOR’S STAFF! JIMMY WATTS ASSUMES ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DUTIES!

Tyler Brown, Assistant Coach at Stratford Academy, has accepted the Head Softball and Head Baseball coaching duties at Windsor. Tyler played for Gordon College and Georgia College and was Athlete of the Year. He assisted with 2 state softball titles at Stratford. Jimmy Watts takes over as Athletic Director and High School Principal, and remains as Head Football Coach. Coach Michael Johnson will be Head Boys and Girls Basketball Coach with Stephanie Swain as his Assistant for Girls.


ALL-MIDDLE GEORGIA, ALL-STATE & ALL-REGION 2013 GISA BASEBALL

Windsor’s 2013 baseball team dominated the following lists: All-Middle Georgia (Caleb Shipp with honorable mentions Peyton Kell, John Whitsel, Jonathan Brooks, Ryan Bowden, and Dylan Smith); All-State (Caleb Shipp and Peyton Kell); and All-Region (Caleb Shipp, Peyton Kell, John Whitsel, Jonathan Brooks, Ryan Bowden, and Dyaln Smith). See the complete lists at www.macon.com/2013/06/09/2511412/all-middle-georgia-gisa-baseball.html# and under the Athletics/Booster Club tab. Caleb Shipp and Jonathan Brooks also played in the 2013 GISA All-Star game held at Mercer’s Claude Smith Field. Congrats!


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