North Georgia Technical College selects its EAGLE winner for 2014.
The school announced this week that Gabrielle Kitchens of Rabun County has been selected as North Georgia Tech’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winner for 2014.
North Georgia Tech selected Kitchens out of a group of six finalists, including Toccoa’s Timika Figueroa and Franklin County’s Yosana Lopez, who was the runner-up.
Students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education programs are nominated by their instructors for the EAGLE award.
During the each round of judging, the students had a turn giving a short speech, interviewing with three judges, and answering questions regarding their studies, progress, hopes, and dreams.
The Technical College System of Georgia sponsors the annual EAGLE competition each year through its Office of Adult Education.
The school said the program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning.
North Georgia Technical College Dean for Adult Education Shelby Ward said that the school is so proud of all of its students and knows that Kitchens will represent the college well during the next rounds of competition at the region and state levels.