Lavonia Woman Honored as EAGLE Finalist

The Technical College System of Georgia is recognizing a Franklin County woman as one of the finalists for a statewide award.

Kelly Johnson of Lavonia was recently honored as one of 28 finalists in the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, Award.

The EAGLE award recognizes the educational achievement and outstanding leadership skills demonstrated by students who are in the process of studying for or have earned their GED credential.

Johnson achieved her GED last year and immediately enrolled as a student at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College.

North Georgia Technical College Dean of Adult Education Shelby Ward said the school is proud of Johnson’s achievement at the 20th annual EAGLE conference. Ward added that it is an honor to be selected as one of 28 finalists out of over 70,000 students enrolled in adult education in the state of Georgia.

The 28 EAGLE students were recognized at a banquet last month.

The Technical College System announced that a student in the adult education program at Middle Georgia Technical College, Stephanie Garcia, won the statewide EAGLE award.