Georgia Lt. Governor Praises Winners, CGTC Dual Enrollment Student at 12th Annual Business & Education Summit

December 12, 2019

Warner Robins, Ga. – A Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Dual Enrollment student at Houston County College & Career Academy (HCCCA) was named Student of the Year for College and Career Academies across the state.

 A news release provided by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) stated that Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan celebrated College and Career Academies across Georgia by hosting the 12th Annual Business and Education Summit at Lanier Technical College in Gainesville in December. Surrounded by educators, students and business leaders, Duncan congratulated the award winners and recognized the significant impact College and Career Academies are having throughout Georgia.

“Workforce development is a huge part of what has made Georgia the best place to live and work,” Duncan said. “College and Career Academies play a huge role in attracting new businesses to Georgia, and it is an honor to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those associated with this great program. My office looks forward to working alongside the educators and business leaders who have devoted their time, resources and expertise to put Georgia second to none in workforce development.”

Award Winners Include:

Students of the Year: (1st place) Ja’Nyia Maloy – Houston County College & Career Academy; (2nd place) Diego Calderon – Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy; (3rd place) Levi Johnson – Houston County College & Career Academy.

Business Partner of the Year: King & Prince Seafood, Brunswick

College & Career Academy of the Year: Griffin Region College & Career Academy

GCCAP12 Grant Awardees: Jones County College & Career Academy; Fitzgerald High School

College & Career Academy; IGNITE College & Career Academy (Sumter County); EMPOWER College & Career Academy (Jackson County)

CCA Approved Certifications: Calhoun City College & Career Academy; THINC College & Career Academy (LaGrange); Southeastern Early College & Career Academy (Vidalia); Polk County College & Career Academy (Rockmart); Liberty College & Career Academy (Hinesville).

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Photo: Ja’Nyia Maloy, (center) a Houston County College & Career Academy student, was named Student of the Year for College and Career Academies across the state by Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan. Mike Dudgeon (Policy Director, Office of Lt. Governor Duncan), Mike Engel (CGTC, Dean), Levi Johnson (3rd place winner, 12th grade NHS)), Ja’Nyia Maloy (Winner- College and Career Academy Student of the Year, 12th WRHS and CGTC Dual Enrolled ), Sabrina Phelps (Principal/ CEO Houston County College and Career Academy), and David McDermott (HCBE Director Career Technical Education).