Some 139 Hall County students earned Georgia BEST Elite Level certificates from the Georgia Department of Labor.
The Business Ethics Student Training program, started in 2012, teaches students soft skills like teamwork, character, attendance, time management, attitude, responsibility and organization through partnerships with local employers.
Students can earn 1-3 points per standard, and to obtain the certificate, they must earn at least 25 total points. They also must meet GPA and attendance requirements, complete resume-building projects and serve at least eight hours in the community.
The following students were selected as Georgia Best students of the year for their high schools:
Rosa Holguin, Chestatee senior, The Longstreet Clinic
Maria Tello, East Hall senior, Northeast Georgia Health System
Victoria Fugatt, Flowery Branch senior, Cache Salon and Celebration Academy; and Savannah Nicholson, Flowery Branch senior, The Longstreet Clinic
Corey Roberts, Johnson senior, Hall County Probate Court and Magistrate Court; and Isaac Burkhart, Johnson junior, AB Aviation
Rachel Carr, North Hall senior, Mena Mae Boutique; and Brooke Witzell, North Hall junior, Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy
Torrie Odom, West Hall senior, Northeast Georgia Health System; and Carly Childers, West Hall junior, State Farm Insurance
Employers interested in the Hall County Work-Based Learning programs may contact the individual high school Work-Based Learning coordinators or Rhonda Samples at 770-534-1080.