Finalists include, Mary Borgese -- a nursing student from Acworth; Shawn Gabel -- a nursing student from Woodstock; Shannon Hames -- a technical communication student from Acworth; and Shontell Hughes -- an accounting student from Acworth.
The finalists were nominated by faculty and were chosen out of 20 nominees from various programs at Chattahoochee Technical College. A screening committee of administrators and instructors at the college reviewed all the nominations and interviewed each of the students.
"The purpose of the GOAL program," said CTC career services coordinator and GOAL coordinator Lucylle Shelton, "is to spotlight the importance of technical education in today's world of work and to recognize outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges."
After a lengthy interview process, one winner will be chosen from the four remaining candidates as the CTC nominee for the title of state GOAL winner. The local winner will compete in May at the state level against representatives from Georgia's other technical colleges. The winner of the state GOAL title will receive the GOAL medallion and the grand prize of a new automobile.
Chattahoochee Technical College's GOAL winner will be announced Feb. 18 at a special luncheon.