Four Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at the state technology careers competition!
The students won first-place awards at the annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Technology Student Association, which is one of the state’s Career and Technical Student Organizations designed to provide extra-curricular opportunities aligned with Career Pathway programs. These organizations give students the opportunity to participate in career-oriented extra-curricular activities including community service, leadership roles and demonstrating their career skills at statewide competitions.
Woodstock High School junior Madeline Ambery placed first in the state in the Children’s Stories contest. The school’s chapter is sponsored by engineering teacher Melanie Salas.
In its first year of competition, Creekland Middle School’s chapter earned a top win. Seventh-graders Graham Bauch, Henry Diaz and Jack Gluckson earned first place in the Off the Grid contest. Multiple students placed in the top 10 in various other competitions. The school’s newly formed chapter, which is sponsored by STEM teacher Connie Garrison and math teacher Logan Hostetter, also placed 10th in the state for Overall Outstanding Chapter.
“Congratulations to these students and their chapter sponsors for representing their school and our school district with excellence. We’re proud of your dedication and achievement!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Our career programs offer students outstanding opportunities for learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular programs and competitions. We’re thankful for all of our careers teachers who work diligently to prepare our students for future success in skilled professions.”
The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will recognize these students and their sponsors at the April School Board meeting.