Young Harris College recently hosted hundreds of alumni, guests and friends for “A Weekend in the Enchanted Valley.” Weekend highlights included a scholarship luncheon, the YHC Athletics Hall of Fame dinner, the 1886 Young Harris Society reception and an all-alumni collegiate tailgate party.
Several students from the Young Harris College music and musical theatre programs traveled to Rome, Ga., along with their teachers to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions. The event, which included singers from all over the state of Georgia, took place Nov. 2-3 on the campus of Shorter University.
Students at Young Harris College recently planted 200 daffodil bulbs on the YHC campus as part of The Daffodil Project. This initiative was developed by Am Yisrael Chai, a nonprofit Holocaust education and awareness organization.
Young Harris College’s Department of Music invites you to attend its annual “Christmas at YHC” concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Glenn~McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. YHC students, faculty and staff can attend for free. Tickets will be available at the door.
On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m., the undefeated Young Harris College men’s soccer team will compete in the NCAA Division II Region Tournament. The Mountain Lions will play on their home field at Young Harris College, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Ga. 30582. The game is open to the public, and tickets cost $8 for adults, $3 for students with a YHC ID and seniors (62 and older) and $1 for children (ages 2-12).
This month, Young Harris College will host a number of shows in the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium. The planetarium is housed in the Maxwell Center for Mathematics and Sciences on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Ga. 30582. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff. All shows are open to the public.
Young Harris College invites the community to attend several fine arts events this November. Events include the Percussion Ensemble concert, the Theatre Mainstage performance of Blithe Spirit, the Group Ceramics Art Exhibition, and concerts by the Concert Band, the Community Band, the Jazz Band and the Guitar Ensemble. These events are open to the public and will be held on the Young Harris College campus.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina presented a $2,000 donation to Young Harris College’s tennis program to express appreciation for YHC’s support of the Georgia Mountain Tennis Championships. Since 2010, YHC has donated the use of its tennis facility for the annual tournament. The tournament raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, and this past year, $9,000 was raised for the organization.
Young Harris College will host its annual Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Young Harris College will host award-winning scientist, author, educator and film producer Sean B. Carroll to present his book, “The Serengeti Rules,” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus. The event is open to the public and free to attend. In preparation for the presentation, the YHC Academic Success Center will show the film version of “The Serengeti Rules” on the Campus Green on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.