Success Stories

Louis Reyes, a senior at Calhoun High School will be graduating next  month and was accepted to Kennesaw State University!   We are very proud  of you.  Congratulations Louis!

The owners of Corrugated Replacements, Inc. (CRI) in Blairsville would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to the  three seniors who are part of GPP and Work Based Learning (WBL). Logan Leis has been given a full scholarship by CRI to go to college and he is working at CRI this summer. Adrian Shaw is also going  to college as is Lance Underwood. Rick Griesinger, their supervisor  had this to say about the students….”It has been an honor to introduce  the next generation into the workforce. They each have the skill set to  succeed in whatever career path they choose and I wish each of them the  best.” 

Photo caption: (Left to Right) Logan Leis, Lance Underwood, and Adrian Shaw.

Shaw Plant T1 welcomes their first GPP students from Adairsville High  School and their parents at a recent Student and Parent Orientation at  the plant. Students and parents completed new hire paperwork, toured the  plant and enjoyed a meal provided by Shaw Flooring.  Congratulations!

Congratulations  to our new Elbert County GPP student, Destiny. She is employed at the  Elbert County Senior Center and is proudly joined by her supervisor,  mentor and GPP Regional Coordinator. Destiny is just one of 5 students  working in Elbert County's inaugural GPP program. 

Jacob Lingerfelt , a GPP student at Woodland HS, is enrolled at the Bartow County College and Career Academy in the Welding Pathway.  Currently he is working two jobs and going to school.  We are so proud of his  determination!  Jacob is pictured with GPP Coordinator Janet Queen.

Christopher Waters receiving his first paycheck from the Cordele Housing Authority in Crisp County.  Congratulations Christoper!

Congratulations Ladarius Howard, a student at Cedar Shoals High School in Clarke County. Ladarius is shown working at his desk at Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department. Veronica Hatfield, the GPP Site Coordinator, says "Ladarius is working out GREAT!" 

Cedar Shoals entrepreneur on tour to promote book, speak

Willie Craddick,Jr., a Cedar Shoals rising senior who is part of the GPP program, writes book, "The Life of a Boy with Big Dreams"!.  Congratulations Willie.


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Athens writer publishes 2nd book before graduating high school

Willie Craddick, Jr. publishes 2nd book, titled "They Counted Us Out!


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Graduates & Honor's Night

Congratulations to GPP student, Bernice Cano from Cross Keys High School on your graduation!  Bernice received multiple honors and is now  deciding on what college she will attend in the fall.

Congratulations to GPP student, Emily Perez from Cross Keys High School.  Emily's plans for the future include continuing to work at the  Department of Revenue over the summer and she will attend Georgia State  University this fall.  Great job and good luck!

Wesley Bruce, a GPP student, works in the shipping and receiving department at Kubota. Congratulatio

Wesley Bruce works at Kubota and was the recipient of the East Jackson County High School Work Based Learning Award. Congratulations Wesley!

Solana Allen was awarded the McMullan Memorial Vocational Scholarship Award.  Congratulations!

Solana Allen, from Elbert County, was awarded the McMullan Memorial Vocational Scholarship - 2018

Congratulations to our Valdosta graduates!

Congratulations to our Valdosta graduates!