Two area companies receive GOAL, Pinecrest Academy awards

Scholarship helps cover private school education

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CUMMING, Ga. — Pinecrest Academy has recognized a Norcross telecommunications company and a Woodstock manufacturer of neonatal feeding devices for their Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL) Achievement.

GC&E Systems Group of Norcross and NeoMed of Woodstock were given the awards by representatives of Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program and Pinecrest Academy.

The GOAL Achievement Award recognizes a corporation that has made a significant financial investment in the lives of Georgia children through a contribution to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.

GC&E Systems and NeoMed have designated that their contributions be used to provide scholarships for students from low and middle income families to attend Pinecrest Academy.

The GOAL Achievement Award acknowledged GC&E Systems along with NeoMed for providing Georgia parents with more options for the education of their children.

“We are so appreciative of the generosity,” said Catherine Dunn, chief advancement officer at Pinecrest. “Their financial investment in Pinecrest Academy through GOAL has impacted the lives of many students desiring a private school education.”

Dunn said Pinecrest’s mission is to form Christian leaders who will transform society.

Lisa Kelly, Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program president, said it is important for students to have the option of a private school that fits their needs, if they can’t achieve their full potential in their local public school.

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program covers students throughout the state and has awarded more than 6,000 scholarships totaling more than $22.3 million since 2008.