Twelve students from Southern Crescent Technical College have been selected as local finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dr. Jasper Foust, coordinator for the local GOAL program. These students were announced Wednesday morning, November 1, 2017, at a GOAL Recognition Breakfast held at the Flint River Campus.
Chosen as finalists are: Kirstie Aderhold – Radiologic Technology; Amanda Gooden – Industrial Systems Technology; Michael Stewart – Culinary Arts; Shannon Wright – Culinary Arts; Norma Cline – Business Technology; Kimberly O’Neal – Radiologic Technology; Rechard Hile – Air Conditioning Technology; Gerald Lamar – Air Conditioning Technology; Christina McKissick – Associate of Science, Nursing; Morgan Ammons – Radiologic Technology; Shawn Danforth – Associate of Science, Nursing; Jamie Harper – Business Management.
The Technical College System of Georgia sponsors the GOAL program statewide. Locally, GOAL is sponsored by the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, the Griffin Exchange Club, the Griffin Area Employer Committee, Thomaston-Upson County Rotary Club and the SCTC Student Government Association and coordinated by officials from Southern Crescent Technical College.
“The GOAL program,” said Foust, “seeks to spotlight the importance of technical education in today’s world and to recognize outstanding achievement by students in our state’s technical colleges.”
According to Foust, the Screening Committee of administrators at Southern Crescent Technical College selected the twelve finalists from an original group of 33 students who were nominated for this recognition by their instructors. Prior to being named as a finalist, these students completed an extensive interview process to prepare them for the state competition to be held in April.
The student, who is selected as the State GOAL Winner by demonstrating excellence in leadership, will receive the grand prize of a new automobile.