Georgia Northwestern Awards Thousands To Local Graduates

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation has awarded 29 scholarships to graduates on their way to college this fall. The region’s largest college has spent the past month awarding thousands of dollars to high school graduates from all across Northwest Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, along with the help of various GNTC Foundation trustees, has spent the month of May traveling to high schools to present deserving students with an award to help towards their college education at Georgia Northwestern.

These students will be enrolling this fall at Georgia Northwestern as either an on-campus or online student. Georgia Northwestern offers five different campuses for students to attend. GNTC’s five sites are located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

The following students have received a $250 (maximum) scholarship from the GNTC Foundation for enrollment to Georgia Northwestern in the upcoming school year: Tristen Bailey, Coosa; Sara Birge, Chattooga; Abbey Bohannon, Gordon Lee; Kendall Boran, Heritage; Kimberly Cornejo, Armuchee; Samantha Daniel, Ridgeland; Margarita “Aracelli” Esqueda, Dalton; Jordan Estes, Ringgold; Grace Fortner, Dade County; Byron Gomez, Calhoun; Charles “Tyler” Griffith, Cedartown; Marilyn Hernandez, Rome; Hannah Holtzclaw, Morris Innovative; Kayla Jennings, Gordon Central; Daniel Lopez, Southeast Whitfield; Noelle Mauldin, Sonoraville; Steve McNabb, Phoenix; Hunter Miles, North Murray; Jose Miranda, Model; Katy Motley, Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy; Emily Reynolds, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe; Tyler Shropshire, LaFayette; Lake Smith, Trion; Heather Stephens, Pepperell; Alexandria Tate, Coahulla Creek; Dustin Thrasher, Trion; Alex Tracy, Rockmart; Matthew Trollinger, Northwest Whitfield; and Jordan Walls, Murray County.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college. From scholarships to program equipment, the Foundation helps raise money for various programs which helps make college a success for thousands of students every year.

Currently serving as Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation trustees are Phil Brown, Gordon County; Valerie Brown, Whitfield County; Mary Carpenter, Catoosa County; Gary Downey, Floyd County; Robert Hitchcox, Catoosa County; Jay LeGrande, Polk County; Diane Manis, Floyd County; Sherrie Patterson, Murray County; Louise Smith, Walker County; Jay Still, Whitfield County; Carolyn Walker, Walker County; Doris White, Walker County; and Jason Winters, Chattooga County.


Cleveland State Presents Spring Concert May 4

The Chamber Choir and Vocal Rhapsody Ensemble of Cleveland State Community College will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. The celebration with begin with a whimsical tribute to Star Wars, with instrumental music by the Lantigua family and musical parodies by the choirs. William Dickinson, a ... (click for more)

Sequoyah High Senior Michael York Places first In Tennessee SKILLS Competition

Sequoyah High School senior Michael York placed first in the Tennessee SKILLS competition, making him the top high school welder in the state. He will represent the state in the national competition in Louisville. He has participated in school fishing tournaments, lacrosse, baseball, track, basketball, and ROTC. He was also the Raider commander in ROTC. Michael has been ... (click for more)

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage On Signal Mountain; Widespread Power Outages Reported

Severe thunderstorms that came through around  7:30 p.m.  brought trees down on Signal Mountain, and widespread power outages were reported. Two homes that had damage were at  205 Sunnybrook, with eaves and gutter damage, and  601 Dunsinane Road, with major damage to the roof line and a tree fell through the living room area. No injuries were ... (click for more)

Rescuers Called Out After Male Hits Head After Fall From Rope Swing; He And Companions Trapped On One Side Of The Creek

Rescue crews were setting up a safety line at the first creek crossing at the Pocket Wilderness at the foot of Mowbray Mountain after a male was injured on Saturday night and he and his companions were blocked by high water. Around 7:30 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting the male had fallen from a man-made rope swing and hit his head on the rocks below at the Blue Hole ... (click for more)

Whatever Happened To The People's Game Warden?

Earlier this year a Chattanoogan.com article published a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency  (TWRA) Wildlife Officer encouraging readers to turn in anyone keeping or caring for an orphaned raccoon, squirrel, bunny or deer, because it may have rabies or pose a danger to some fictitious person.   In another  article, the TWRA Officer invaded a girl's home, seized ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Einstein Explains Insanity

In September of 2002, a detailed study of “Tennessee Schools on Notice” was prepared by the state’s Office of Education Accountability. This was when Senator Bob Corker was the Mayor of Chattanooga and it proves, pretty thoroughly I might add, that after millions upon millions of extra dollars have been poured down the collective drains at schools such as Orchard Knob, Clifton Hills, ... (click for more)