CCA announces awards
College & Career Academy announces awards
Posted on 05/26/2010
The Floyd County Schools College & Career Academy announced awards and scholarships at the school on Tuesday, May 25. College & Career Academy CEO Frank Pinson honored students for their hard work and commitment to finish school. Pinson told the crowd gathered for the distribution of honors that many of the students being recognized had beaten the odds to graduate. “Some of these young people could have been a statistic and dropped-out of school,” stated Pinson. “I am proud that each one set a goal for graduation and that they have not only put in the effort required to meet the challenge but they have excelled.”

Two seniors received scholarships to continue their education. Cynthia Veliz, a senior from Pepperell High School, received a $500.00 scholarship from Floyd Medical Center and Terry Surratt, also a senior at Pepperell High, received a $500.00 scholarship from Georgia Power. Georgia Power and Floyd Medical Center have been integral partners in the development of the charter school. Surratt will attend Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta in the fall. Veliz is undecided on a school but is considering Mercer University. College & Career Academy teachers praised the work of the two scholarship winners at the presentation. “Terry is a hard worker and you can count on him to get the job done right,” said his Industry Academy instructor Ron Pajor. Janda Canalis, health care instructor and Floyd County Schools Teacher of the Year, gave a glowing review of Veliz efforts in the classroom but she was most impressed with her compassion. Canalis said, “Cynthia has a love for people and it is her compassion for others that sets her apart. Her combination of compassion and intellectual ability will help her to become a wonderful health care professional.”

The Floyd County Schools College & Career Academy also recognized seven students for excellence at the awards event. Students honored were: Zach Segrest and Zaid Richardson of Armuchee High; Irl Johnson of Coosa High; Randall Cooper of Model High; and Trent Knight, Michael Pointer and Megan Soeder from Pepperell High.