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Lanier students nominated for GOAL award

by Aldo Nahed

November 20, 2012

Chosen for recognition by their instructors are, from left, Sonia Ramirez of Gainesville and Yuliana Yebra, both in business administrative technology at Oakwood Campus; Dorian Ward of Cumming, accounting technology at Forsyth Campus; Nicki Smith of Dawsonville and Julianna Marin of Woodstock, clinical lab technology at Oakwood Campus; Darren Smith of Gainesville, drafting technology at Oakwood Campus; Kelsey Alsup of Cumming, dental hygiene at Oakwood Campus; Daniela Carey of Gainesville, early childhood care and education at Oakwood Campus; Sarai Aguayo of Cumming, network specialist at Forsyth Campus; Chalie Yimer of Stone Mountain, clinical lab technology at Oakwood Campus; Laura James of Dawsonville, horticulture at Forsyth Campus; and Desere Bereded of Stone Mountain, clinical lab tech at Oakwood Campus. Not pictured: Valerie Dowdy of Monroe and Kyle Oliver of Cumming.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 18 of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition.

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 25 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical education division.

"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today's global workforce," said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

In April, regional finalists will be selected at the state GOAL conference in Atlanta.

The nine regional finalists will then move to the state level and compete for the title of state GOAL winner.

The student who earns the state GOAL winner will travel the state as the ambassador for the entire technical college system.

To make that travel easier, the winner also receives a new car from Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia's GOAL program.