The Paulding Retired Educators met on March 10th at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. A breakfast memorial meeting was held to honor two long time members who have passed away, Jerry Hollis and Billy Freeman. Brenda Ragsdale shared her memories of Jerry Hollis in the classroom.
Chattahoochee Technical College welding students excelled at the North Georgia Welding Competition sponsored by Xcel Strategies in Paulding County, placing first and second in the team project challenge, and placing first in the individual challenge. The competition was held Saturday, March 7, at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport.
TRIO Student Spotlight Kennesaw State University’s TRIO Programs honored three high school students this month for their accomplishments within the Upward Bound grant programs offered at KSU’s Paulding Site through several area high schools. The three KSU TRIO Programs support the communities of Paulding and Polk counties – at Rockmart, Cedartown, East Paulding, and Hiram high schools.
The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation was presented with a $100,000 grant by the Verizon Foundation on Monday, Feb. 17, to fund a STEM education initiative for Chattahoochee Tech students needing help with completing the math courses required for graduation.
Chattahoochee Tech is a respected provider of RN training, according to RegisteredNursing.org, which noted that Chattahoochee Tech’s graduates are highly sought after for their professional and practical skills. The nursing advocacy group measured how well the state’s 53 RN programs support nursing students toward licensure and beyond based on the pass rates of students taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
North Paulding's Alliyah Washington and the Lady Wolfpack are headed to the State Playoffs, while Keon Sedgwick will lead the Patriots of Paulding County in their opening-round matchup.
Chattahoochee Technical College announced Surgical Technology student Beauty Chanda as its 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner and Psychology instructor Monica Barbara as the college’s 2020 Rick Perkins Award instructor of the year. Chattahoochee Tech also announced Denise James as the college’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) award winner.
Ready, aim, fire! The Hiram High School Rifle Team has ended the month of January with a bang! The first month of the new decade has surely been busy for students at Hiram, but for our Rifle Team it has paid off!
Paulding County High School honored former Coach Nancy C. Waldrep for her dedication to students and athletes in Paulding County. The basketball court in the old gym was named in her honor.
Chattahoochee Technical College announces the selection of Missy Cusack, of Paulding County, as the college’s new vice president of Student Affairs. Cusack has worked with Chattahoochee Tech for the past 20 years, serving for the past six years as the college’s executive director of enrollment services. In this capacity, she was the leader of the largest Admissions and Records Department within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
Students and staff from the Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Highlands College Paulding Site provided a special Book Drive for Villa Rica students. The groups went to Villa Rica Elementary School with hundreds of free books in order to give students access to a variety of reading material to build their reading skills.
This year’s Thanksgiving holiday will be better for nearly 100 families in need at Chattahoochee Tech thanks to food donations collected for the college’s “Everything but the Turkey” food drive. Volunteers at the college assembled these donations into food baskets at the Marietta Campus on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for distribution prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
More than 75 incredibly talented students from 11-area high schools are participating in the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in Cedartown on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. The competition is part of the workforce development initiative led by The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) and some of its member companies including Brasfield & Gorrie and Duffey Southeast, Inc.; and will include challenges ranging from blueprint reading, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and more.
East Paulding High School, North Paulding High School, and South Paulding High School DECA Advisors and Officers traveled to Washington, DC for The Ultimate Power Trip. There, the students had the opportunity to network with over 1600 other DECA members from across the country.