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4 GNTC students in running for GOAL leadership award

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Listed are students chosen as semifinalists for the GOAL award showing the student’s name, hometown, program of study, GNTC campus and nominating instructor:

  • Storm Brunni of Rome, marketing management, Floyd County, Mark Upton.
  • Philip English of Flintstone, Automotive Technology, Walker County, Troy Peco.
  • Vicky McCullough of Rome, business technology, Floyd County, Brittny Burns.
  • Miguel Ramirez of Rome, business management, Floyd County, Gerald McFry.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges as well as one University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ college with a technical education division.

The four semifinalists will advance to a second round of judging at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce where a panel of business, civic and industry leaders will interview and evaluate the students and select one to be the college’s 2017 GOAL winner. The winner will be announced at the GOAL and Rick Perkins awards’ luncheon Jan. 31, at noon at the Coosa Country Club.

All college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 21 colleges of TCSG as well as the board of regents’ college with a technical education division. Three finalists from the region will be named and will compete in the state GOAL competition in Atlanta and vie to be named as the 2017 statewide winner.