Education briefs

April 3, 2013 

MGTC student wins Student of the Year award

Stephanie Garcia, a Middle Georgia Technical College Student, has been named the Adult Education Student of the Year for the state of Georgia. Garcia received a new Kia Forte from Jeff Smith Kia in Perry during an EAGLE ceremony March 21, according to a news release.

EAGLE -- Exceptional Adult Georgia Literacy Education -- recognizes students who are studying for or have their GED and demonstrate achievement and leadership skills. This year, 28 technical college students were recognized and interviewed for the state award, the news release said.

Garcia was able to work her way into the corporate world without credentials, only to be laid off twice when the economy weakened, according to the news release. She is now taking courses at MGTC and is enrolled in the surgical technology program.

Houston to host Teacher Hall of Fame ceremony

The Houston County Teacher Hall of Fame ceremony will be April 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the board of education central office in Perry.

The sixth annual event will honor four educators: Linda Faraone, Mary Ann Gore, Gail Maye and Pamela Stanescu. In addition to being extraordinary teachers and demonstrating necessary qualities and skills, the teachers must have taught within the system for at least 20 years to be considered, according to a news release.

Poet to discuss work at Middle Georgia State

Poet Jacqueline Osherow will read and discuss her work April 9 at Middle Georgia State College. She will speak at 2 p.m. in room 231 of the Education Building on the Macon Campus and at 5:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus, according to a news release.

Osherow is the author of six books of poems, including “The Hoopoe’s Crown” and “Whitethorn.” She has won the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Since then, she has received numerous honors and her poems have appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies, the news release said.

-- Staff reports

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