East Paulding High School has the only esports program in Paulding County School District. Esports is a sporting competition using video games; it has become increasingly popular due to technological advancements in modern gaming and its accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hiram High Schools JROTC kicked off its raider season with the first meet of the year on September 12, 2020, at Adairsville High School. The Stinger’s raider mixed(Male/Female) team’s cadets pushed themself through humid heat and downpours during practice to prepare for their first meet of the season.
Freshman Cadet Private First Class Armstrong, Ainsley has shown extraordinary motivation within the Hiram High School Stinger Battalion through her participation on the raider team and claiming the title Cadet of the Month for August 2020.
Chattahoochee Technical College has welcomed students back to school with 9,451 students enrolled for the fall semester. To facilitate a safe transition into the fall semester during the coronavirus pandemic, the college added additional sections and seats in online courses to help accommodate students who did not want to attend classes in person.
Chattahoochee Technical College has honored its board of directors retiring member Rev. Carl A. Moore Sr. with the college’s Golden Eagle award for his many years of outstanding service. Chattahoochee Tech Board of Director's actions this week also included the board chair passing of the gavel from Steve Holcomb, past president and CEO of United Community Bank, to Jim Larson, director of talent for Yancey Bros., Co. Serving as the new vice-chair is Debbie Underkoffler, president, and CEO of North Georgia Staffing.
The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation welcomes community business leaders Chris Mosley and Jeff Butterworth as new members of the Board of Trustees. “We are very pleased to welcome these well-respected leaders to the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, They will bring a top level of expertise to our mission of supporting the college, its students, and its programs."
Chattahoochee Tech Surgical Technology Program Director Lorraine Wilderman nominated Cain for the college’s Alumni of the Year award. “Because of his work at Chattahoochee Tech and in the surgical technology field beyond, it was my pleasure to nominate Dustin Cain for this award,” said Wilderman. “I can think of no better graduate for this honor.”
Acworth, Ga. – May 20, 2020, Despite the additional challenges they faced to complete their college education during a global coronavirus pandemic, 365 Chattahoochee Technical College students have graduated this spring semester. A commencement ceremony honoring their achievement has been postponed until December.
Physical Therapist Assistant Ashley Moore, who was in the first PTA graduating class at Chattahoochee Technical College 11 years ago, remains hard at work with her colleagues at a skilled nursing facility in Cobb County during the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Chattahoochee Technical College graduates from the college’s Clinical Laboratory Technology program are factoring into the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19. “We currently have graduates who are working in Cobb and Cherokee County hospital clinical laboratories as part of the team testing for the COVID-19 virus,” said Robin Aiken, who has served for the past eight years as program director for the Chattahoochee Tech Clinical Laboratory Technology program.
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.