Student Spotlight

January Student Spotlight - Mark Moran

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle recognized Mark Moran, a student at Floyd County College and Career Academy, as January’s Student Spotlight. Each month, Lt. Governor Cagle features an exceptional Georgia College and Career Academy student who exemplifies academic and pathway success, extracurricular involvement, and strong leadership skills. This year, Mark is interning at Oglethorpe Power Rocky Mountain hydroelectric plant thanks to the mentorship of Mr. Wright Edge, the FCSCCA’s work-based learning coordinator.

February Student Spotlight - Doster Harper

Doster Harper is senior at Eastside High School and the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA). He currently serves as the NCCA Chapter President of Future Farmers of America and is a varsity athlete on both the Cross Country and Track Teams at Eastside High School. Beekeeping is a unique hobby of Doster, which he practices at his Career Academy with the bee hives located on campus. In 2016, Doster participated in the Governor’s Honors Program majoring in Agricultural Science and attended Boys State in the summer of 2017.

March Student Spotlight - Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell is currently enrolled at Hutchings College and Career Academy in the graphics communication pathway. He completed the banking and finance pathway where he acquired significant skills in budgeting, financial planning, and accounting. Donovan was the top student in that pathway, earning the highest overall grade and highest NOCTI score. He has earned Microsoft Office Certification in Word, Access, and PowerPoint and is currently an Intern for Bibb County working in the Capital Improvement Department.

April Student Spotlight - Rhea Chawla

I am a senior at Flowery High School and a full-time dual enrollment student at the University of North Georgia. I have attended Lanier College & Career Academy’s Design and Marketing Work-Based Learning Program for the past four years, where I am the student manager at the in-house Design 360 Lab.

May Student Spotlight - Peyton Lowery

My name is Peyton Lowery and I’m a senior at Clarke Central High School, graduating in May. I also attend the Athens Community Career Academy as an early childhood pathway student. My biggest passion is helping those less fortunate than myself by volunteering in my local and global communities. I have put in thousands of community service hours here in Athens, as well as around the world.

June Student Spotlight - Wayne McKeithan

Wayne McKeithan, a recent graduate of Callaway High School and THINC College & Career Academy, was selected as one of the first students to work as a Control Equipment Technician (CET) apprentice with Milliken. He completed both the mechatronics and engineering pathway programs, truly embracing the opportunities available to him at THINC College and Career Academy and in his apprenticeship, graduating with the knowledge, skills, and experience to jump-start his career.

September Student Spotlight - Brooke Morris

Brooke Morris recently graduated from Toombs County High School and the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy. During her time at SECCA, Brooke had the opportunity to get a head start on college for free while I earning twenty-seven dual enrollment credit hours and an additional three hours with the completion of the Teaching as a Profession pathway. The most valuable experience she gained from her career academy is the hands-on work and shadowing experiences.