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The General Journal

Heritage’s 2023 Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Cosby!

Learn about Heritage’s one and only Mrs. Cosby and the amazing things she has accomplished to be given this award.
R. Bradford

Mrs. Cosby is an amazing teacher who won the 2023 Teacher of the Year award. She’s known for being a fantastic educator. Her students love her because she makes learning fun and easy to understand. With her kind and patient approach, Mrs. Cosby has a special way of helping kids excel in their studies. She is not only the chair of the English Department, but she is a dedicated educator who teaches at every level: from College Prep to Advanced Placement to Dual Enrollment, she has taught it. She’s not just a teacher; she’s a mentor and a friend to her fellow colleagues. Mrs. Cosby is a role model for other teachers, and her dedication to education is truly inspiring.

M. Petteys

English teacher Mrs. McCole says, “I would describe Cosby as wise because she offers great advice and can understand all the complex sides of a difficult situation.” That’s why she’s earned the well-deserved title of Teacher of the Year. She isn’t only a great teacher, Mrs. Zipp says, “She is very smart and funny both in and out of the classroom, and is one of the most genuinely caring individuals I have ever known. I am blessed to count her as a colleague and a friend.”  Overall Mrs. Cosby’s dedication and caring nature have brought her to be a Teacher of the Year. She’s helped students learn and grow with her unique teaching style. Winning Teacher of the Year is a great accomplishment, and she is a true inspiration for both students and fellow educators at Heritage High School.

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About the Contributors
Brooklynn Henson
Brooklynn Henson, Staff Writer
Brooklynn Henson is a 17-year-old senior attending Heritage High School. This is her second semester in Journalism. She is taking Dual Enrollment courses online at Shorter University. She enjoys taking challenging  Science courses. Her favorite subject is Science, and her favorite Science class was Honors Chemistry. A new hobby of hers is going to the gym and reading. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going for car rides and listening to music, going shopping, and working on the weekends. She currently does not have a lot of spare time: between work, school, and college classes, she is very busy. She moved from Las Vegas to Georgia her freshman year of high school and has loved the Heritage community and teachers. She is excited about what the future has for Journalism and enjoys writing about things she finds interesting. 
Natalie Ferry
Natalie Ferry, Editor-in-Chief
Natalie Ferry is the Editor of The General Journal and a junior at Heritage High School. She has been, and will continue to be, excited about working on "The Legacy" and the General Journal website. Natalie attends Dalton State College for the majority of the day but stops by Heritage in the morning to hang out with her favorite people: the Journalism Class. Other than Journalism, she enjoys being a member of the Tome Literary Society, Tea Club, Beta Club, and the Literary Team. Natalie can proudly brag that she is a State Champion in International Extemporaneous Speaking, and she hopes to do well in her Literary competitions again this year. Outside of school, she is active in her local theater, a regular at her favorite Thai place, and on constant lookout for good deals at the thrift store. Natalie cannot wait for the (rumored) new solo album from Big Thief frontperson, Adrianne Lenker, and she hopes to see Big Thief again once they are on tour. Once she graduates, Natalie hopes to finish her degree at Dalton. Although she isn’t exactly sure of what she will pursue, she is currently leaning towards a degree in Communications or English. Wherever life may take her, Natalie knows that this year will be great.