December 2021


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Burger King

Nick Velez

Nick works at Burger King and is an excellent example of a quality employee. Nick's supervisor says he regularly outworks his peers and is an example to those twice his age.

Nick is also working toward his Elite GA Best Certification. His assignments are always turned in on time and he is a top notch WBL student!

Way to go, Nick!

Cherokee Bluff High School

Chestatee High School

Hannah is a counselor at Georgia Mountains YMCA where she works with students from Sardis Elementary in the afterschool program. Hannah has completed both the Marketing Management Pathway and the Emergency Medical Responders Pathway. Hannah is currently dual-enrolled at Lanier Tech where she is completing additional nursing courses as she continues to explore which career option is best for her.


Hannah has an interest in both the education and the healthcare professions. Her opportunity through the Work-Based Learning program and how it can easily be match with a dual-enrollment schedule is allowing her the chance to become more aware of both career industries while she is still a high-school student.


Hannah’s boss states, “I wish we had ten more just like Hannah. She is reliable, compassionate with the students, and a leader among other employees.”


Keep up the good work Hannah! We know you will be successful whichever career pathway you choose.


Hannah Zuniga

Georgia Mountains YMCA

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Melanie Perez

Melanie is a Senior at East Hall High School and works with the Hall County nurse.  Working with the nurses, Melanie gets to help with vision screenings at all the elementary schools in Hall County.  She also helps with other healthcare related functions for the county.


 After high school, Melanie wants to attend college and her ultimate goal is to one day be a Judge. 

We are proud of you, Melanie!

Hall County Schools

East Hall High School

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Bradley Turpin

Bradley is a senior at FBHS and he interns at Davis Middle School and Works at Walmart in Oakwood. 

He recently participated in Service Learning Day and served as a mentor in a middle school classroom.  Bradley is also an officer in FCCLA.

He is a hard worker and he is gaining real world experience in Education! 

Bradley continues to show leadership, resiliency and motivation to learn.

He is also working to earn the Elite Georgia Best Certificate through WBL!

GREAT JOB Bradley!

Flowery Branch High School

Davis Middle School

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Citlali Marceleno

Hall County Schools

Johnson High School

Citlali’s supervisors in the Human Resource Department say that she really steps up and takes initiative to help and is “a life-saver for sure”’.


Keep up the good work, Citlali!

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Tatiyana Pucket



Tatiyana has worked hard this year in her academics while working 30-40 hours a week at Sonic.  She earned her ServSafe Culinary certificate and was promoted within 6 months of starting her job to a shift manager. 

Tatiyana always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude.  In addition, her work ethic is to be applauded!  She never misses school or work and strives to be “better today than she was yesterday”.

Upon high school graduation, Tatiyana wants to attend UNG or Brenau University and pursue the field of education.  She would love to teach either elementary or high school. 


Congratulations Tatiyana!!

Lanier College & Career Academy

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Mary Oliver

Holly's Bed & Biscuits

Mary is a second year WBL student. This young lady has completed two agriculture pathways and serves as a NHHS FFA Officer. She has won multiple awards as a member of the NH FFA Beef Show Team. Her goal is to become  large animal veterinarian. 

Mary began working at Holly's Bed & Biscuit this summer and has quickly proven herself as a valuable asset to the team. She has been praised for her work ethic and was recently offered a promotion and full time positions as a groomer's assistant upon graduation. 

Way to go, Mary! We are proud of the way you represent North Hall! 

North Hall High School


Ashton Williams

Trojan Trader

Ashton is a respectful, hardworking student and employee. She likes to stay on top of her assigned duties and gives 110% in all she does. She always keeps a positive attitude and her willingness to help others goes above and beyond. 

Ashton works as The Trojan Trader Store Manager at North Hall High.

Great job, Ashton!  Keep up the good work!!




North Hall High School

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Germin Lao

West Hall High School


Germin is a Work-Based Learning intern at Mencom Oakwood. He is interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing sector and is one of the most driven students I have had the privilege to teach. 

Germin's mentor states that he is such a hardworking individual who is dependable, reliable and is "outworking many of his full-time counterparts."

Keep up the awesome work, Germin!!