The end of a school year and graduation closes one chapter for students but it is also a bright, new beginning for seniors looking to continue their education. That beginning is made a little easier for students earning scholarships to continue their education. The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy held its annual awards night recently at Georgia Northwestern Technical College to honor student accomplishments and present scholarship awards.
Twelve students received scholarships totaling $5750.00. Community partners with the College and Career Academy also stepped-up to reward seniors who have distinguished themselves in programs at the school. Georgia Power awarded a $500 scholarship to Aaron Dodd, a senior in the Robotics and Engineering program; Floyd Medical Center provided a $500 scholarship that was awarded to Mia Dammond, a senior in the Healthcare Science program; and Matt Talley, a senior in the Robotic and Engineering program received a $250 scholarship from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
The College and Career Academy Foundation awarded $500 scholarships in program areas. Receiving scholarships were: Tracy Williams, Cisco Networking; Tripp Lanham, Construction; Shannon Fowler, Cosmetology; Erin Guy, Criminal Justice; Taylor Charles, Graphic Communications; Bryson Lamboy, Horticulture; Cody Motes, Metals Technology; Chandler Hart, Teacher Academy; and Matt Talley, Work Based Learning.
The College and Career Academy recognized a large number of students earning industry certification, competition awards during the year, and for participation in dual enrollment college courses during high school. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) dual enrollment recognized more than 46 students; Cosmetology dual enrollment honored 13, and Criminal Justice dual enrollment,18. Students will be able to use these experiences and certifications to give them an advantage when seeking employment or applying to colleges and technical programs. The school also recognized students for excellence in core academic programs of math and science. This is the second year math and science courses have been available at the College and Career Academy.