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Brianna Carey is Chosen as GOAL Winner
Brianna Carey is Chosen as GOAL Winner

Brianna Carey, a Respiratory Care student at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), has been named as the College’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). The announcement was made at the Sandersville Rotary.

Carey was chosen by a panel of local leaders to represent OFTC at the regional level. The runners-up included Karonda Hall, Respiratory Care (Laurens County); Olive Rehberg, Medical Assisting (Laurens County); and Abbie Smith, Radiologic Technology (Bleckley County).

“I am so happy to have been part of such an amazing group of students.  It was such an honor to be chosen among such talented, smart, and motivated people,” said Carey. “I am looking forward to Regional competition and having the opportunity to meet fellow students that are inspired and motivated to succeed through technical education.”

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 23 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents College with a technical education division.  Biology instructor Kaneatra Simmons nominated Carey for the College competition.

“I nominated Brianna because in my opinion she exemplifies the essence of the GOAL program.  She has the discipline, drive, and determination to draw from any disappointment or setback that life may present. She channels her energy into turning it into something that is beneficial to herself, her family, and their futures,” said Simmons. “I have observed Brianna blossom into a natural leader both within and outside of the classroom, and I believe that she will be an excellent representative of Oconee Fall Line Technical College for the GOAL program.” 

Carey will now proceed to regional judging. All college GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for two days in April. Nine regional finalists, three finalists from the three regions, will be announced in Atlanta in April. A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the 2015 state GOAL winner and the recipient of the GOAL medallion.

The grand prize also includes a new car, courtesy of Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.

For more information, visit www.oftc.edu. 

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