Date Posted: November 3, 2022
Twelve students from Southern Crescent Technical College have been selected as local finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Cherryl Burks, coordinator for the local GOAL program. These students were announced Wednesday afternoon, November 2, 2022.
Chosen as finalists are: Rachel Carpenter – Associate of Science Nursing; Vicky Davis – Culinary Arts; Mark Deleon – Radiologic Technology; Danelle Ferguson – Radiologic Technology; Nina Jennings – Associate of Science Nursing; Jacob Johnston – Associate of Science Nursing; Trinity Motley – General Studies; Laura Das Neves – Associate of Science Nursing; Lauren Roberts – Medical Assisting; Rhondalynn Traylor – Healthcare Management; S. Savannah Turner – Radiologic Technology; Christopher Williamson – Associate of Science Nursing.
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, and the SCTC Student Government Association and coordinated by officials from Southern Crescent Technical College.
“The GOAL program,” said Burks, “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 Burks, the Screening Committee of administrators at Southern Crescent Technical College selected the twelve finalists from an original group of 20 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.