by Cinnamon Dowd
School Superintendent Dr. Tom Bigwood called them “pace setters” for not only the school and the region, but the state. Twenty Metter High seniors were recognized during the December 19 Board of Education meeting for achieving gold levels on the Georgia Work Ready Assessment. These students each received a $50 Candler Cash certificate presented to them by Candler County Industrial Authority Director Chuck Clark and Southeastern Technical College Vice President David Yarbrough. Georgia Work Ready representative Lisa Adams was on hand to congratulate the students on their achievement and announce the receipt of a $3,900 grant to MHS. According to Adams, part of the agreement with the Southeast Georgia Advanced Manufacturing and Distribution and Work Ready Region Grant is that students will not only be rewarded for achieving gold levels on the assessment, but if 19% of seniors reached that level, the school would receive funds to dedicate toward improving the school’s graduation rate. “We certainly want to say that you seniors played a huge role in that,” Adams said to the students. “...because of you, we are able to give your school that cherry on top!” Seniors recognized during the meeting included: John Akins, Mary Bennett, Cayla Blanton, Erin Boykin, Lauren Buxton, Curtis Clemons, Ethan Durden, Jasmine Gordon, Elizabeth Hogan, Shakendra Holloway, Curtis Intravia, Rhett Lanier, Celeste Manning, Mary Medez, Jake Mosley, Macey Pickard, Natasha Rosario, Brittany Spaid, Janice Thomas, Lesley Trapnell and Nathan Wolfe.
Courtesy of Metter Advertiser