STUDENT OF THE MONTH

September 2020

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Atlanta Rehabilitation

Austin Wallace

Cherokee Bluff High School

Austin is an Honor’s WBL student pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. He interns with Atlanta Rehab where he is gaining valuable on-the-job experience.

Austin’s mentor states “Austin is able to build good rapport with patients and therapists. He takes initiative with getting hot/cold packs and setting up for patients.”

Great job, Austin!

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Taylor is a Junior and is a first year student in the Work-Based Learning Program. Taylor is displaying a great work ethic both at his job and with his WBL course work. He is submitting work early, communicating well with his supervisor and striving daily to learn and excel at his new job.

 

Taylor’s mentor states, “Taylor gets better every day at the tasks assigned and that is what we look for in our employees.”

 

Great job Taylor displaying the War Eagle Way!

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Chestatee High School

Taylor Lewallen

Ingles

Sydney Buffington

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I want to become an Occupational Therapist after school. WBL has helped me tremendously because it has given me an opportunity to explore the field I am interested in. Last year, I interned at Sisu, a school for children with special needs, and this year I am interning at Lula Elementary in the Special Education classes. Not only have I gained work experience and responsibility, I have also decided what I want to do in the future. I have worked with children one-on-one and in small groups to assist them in learning how to read, write, and do math. I have gained communication skills with children and adults, and I have improved my punctuality.

 

After high school, I would like to go to college and earn my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then after that, I would need to earn my Master’s in Occupational Therapy to become an OT. I would definitely recommend WBL to other students because it helps you balance school and work, and if you do an internship, you can gain experience in the area you are interested in pursuing as a career. 

Lula Elementary

East Hall High School

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Trevor Gurske

Trevor is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for September 2020!  He is a Senior and is currently interning at Atlanta Rehabilitation in Flowery Branch.  

 

Trevor is pursuing a career in physical therapy and he is working to earn the Georgia Best Certificate!

GREAT JOB Trevor!

Flowery Branch High School

Atlanta Rehabilitation

Morgan  is a 2nd year  WBL student.  She is serving her second year as a Veterinary-tech assistant with the Hall County Animal Shelter.

“Morgan is doing great, as usual. She is jumping in and helping a ton! She’s such a trooper. I will keep her in mind to hire after she graduates from high school. ”

~M. Seabolt, DVM

  Veterinarian

  Hall Co. Animal Shelter

Morgan Durkas

Johnson High School

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Hall Co. Animal Shelter

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Wyatt Wallace

Wyatt Wallace, senior at LCCA, is in his 2nd year of employment with Kubota Manufacturing of America.   Wyatt is “ahead of the game” academically and could have enrolled in dual enrollment courses this year but chose to continue working at Kubota.  His stellar work ethic is noted in all arenas of his life but especially as a WBL student.

Wyatt is proactive, highly mechanical, and loves to work.  Upon high school graduation, he will be attending Augusta Technical College to become an aviation mechanic.  I’m excited to see Wyatt meet his lofty goals. 

                     Congratulations WYATT!!  You ROCK!

Lanier College & Career Academy

Kubota Manufacturing

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Damon Campbell

Skogies Lakefront Restaurant

Damon is a very hard worker. He is always on top of things and turns in assignments early to make sure he has all of his work completed.

Damon works for the Wahoo Tree Service and Skogies Lakefront Restaurant.

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

North Hall High School

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Ella Wilson

A Helping Hand Home Care

Ella's mentor states "What a delight to have in the office! Ella does everything we ask her to do - even going the extra mile. She has a proven track record of easily learning new tools. We are thankful to have her work with the staff!"
 

Ella is employed as an administrative assistant at A Helping Hand Home Care. She plans to one day run her own accounting or law firm.
 

Great job, Ella! We are proud of you!

 

 

 

North Hall High School

West Hall High School

Monique French

Monique is a Work-Based Learning intern at Oakwood Elementary School in the counseling department. She intends to pursue a career in youth counseling. Upon graduation she plans to attend college and continue working with at risk youth.

“Monique is a true delight to have at the school.”

–Haley Collins, Counselor

Congratulations, Monique!!

 

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Oakwood Elementary School