SCDA Awards $1,500 Scholarship to Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

SCHS Work-based Learning Student of the Year Jaziyah Harbin and Stephens County Development Authority President and CEO Brittany Ivey.

Brittany Ivey, President & CEO of The Stephens County Development Authority presented a $1,500.00 scholarship to Jaziya Harbin at Stephens County High School’s Senior Scholarship night Thursday, May 9.

Harbin received the scholarship after being named the SCHS Work-based Learning Student of the Year. The scholarship was given to help her further her education or workforce training.

For three years, the SCDA has partnered with the SCHS Work-based Learning Program to recognize a high school student each month that is demonstrating tremendous work ethic not only in their work place, but in their school and extracurricular activities as well. Any Senior that is named Student of the Month is then considered for Student of the Year. 

WBL Coordinators work with a committee considering various factors like grades, attendance, and whether or not the job held was in that student’s pathway.

Ivey said that, this year, there were 193 WBL students, adding “it is a huge honor to recognize Jaziya Harbin as the WBL Student of the Year. Jaziya shined above all of her peers and we were ecstatic to reward her with this scholarship.”

You can visit the Stephens County Development Authority’s Facebook page for Jaziya’s full bio and to see her recognized at The Learning Tree Academy where she is currently employed.

For more information about the Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Programs or the Work-Based Learning Program at Stephens County High School, contact Rod Pipkin, CTAE Director, at [email protected] or by calling Stephens County High School at (706) 886-6825.  

The Stephens County Development Authority is a constitutional development authority in the state of Georgia to encourage and support expansion and development of industrial and commercial facilities in Stephens County, Georgia so as to promote employment. To learn more, visit