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“Each of you graduates has a special skill,” speaker Dale Hall told the graduates during Southwestern Community College’s commencement 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, on the Jackson Campus.

“What you have learned here at SCC is important because it will change the lives of others. You may not believe this now, but at some point in your life, you will be the special person that will have life-changing impact on another,” said Hall, SCC medical laboratory technology/phlebotomy instructor and coordinator.


The Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps CCC celebrated the accomplishments of 22 graduates with a commencement ceremony in which the recipients received diplomas, GEDs and certificates of completion from their vocational trades.

One of the graduates, Letman Williams had the privilege this past summer to serve an internship as a Forestry Technician at the Coweeta Research Station in Otto, in addition to serving another six weeks at the Marcell Experimental Station in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Even though Letman completed Office Administration as a vocation, he has been willing to explore other avenues such as internships, work base learning opportunities, and researching labor market information so he can compete in an ever changing job market.


David Green said he and his classmates learned that “physics can be fun.”

It all started with a special delivery project for the holiday season in Matt Cass’ physics class at Southwestern Community College.

Cass told his students that Santa was getting old and tired of climbing down the chimney. Their assignment was to design a prototype to help Santa drop presents directly down the chimney from his flying sleigh.


Community members, athletes recognized.

During Monday night's Board of Education Meeting, school board members approved an additional $14,000 to be spent on teacher training for the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process (LBLP), bringing the total cost, thus far, to about $330K.

LBLP provides the school district with specialized instruction for students and employees at East Franklin, South Macon, Iotla Valley and Cartoogechaye Elementary schools; Nantahala School, Highlands School, Mountain View Intermediate School and Macon Middle School. The learning process focuses on reading enrichment that is expected to be beneficial in several areas of learning.


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