Taylor Jarrard, a Chestatee High School senior, has known she wants to be a midwife since she watched her close friend give birth at age 16.
Before that moment, Jarrard said she thought she wanted to follow in the footsteps of most of her family members and become a teacher.
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Phil and Sara Walker have been overseas for the last year, serving in the Army as helicopter pilots, but their stories did not begin 365 days ago.
The two spoke to a group of Honors Mentorship Program students Wednesday at Lanier Charter Career Academy in Oakwood, sharing their experiences both overseas in Afghanistan and the challenges of entering post-secondary education and beyond.
The message: Do not give up on your goals, no matter what obstacles you may encounter.
"At times, I did lose sight of my goals," said Phil, a Gainesville, Fla., native. "And that happens. For every mountain you attempt to climb, you'll probably stumble a little bit. But it's about recovering."
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Chestatee High School Honors Mentorship Program students, Shea Neugent and Alexandra Nguyen attended the State of Georgia Department of Education's third series of the 'Not in Georgia: Combatting Human Sex Trafficking'. This conference's purpose is to shed light on the growing travesty of Human Sex Trafficking.
It is estimated that human trafficking generates over $5 billion dollars annually in the United States. Approximately 400 girls under the age of 18 are trafficked in Atlanta each month, so the GaDOE has partnered with subject-matter experts to conduct a conference that will help inform school personnel of the warning signs and help them learn more about the resources that are available for these students.
The students heard from Maria Velikonja a former prosecutor, FBI agent,and a keynote speaker at the U.N. Human Trafficking Conference last year as well as from Susan Coppedge, Assistant U.S. Prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia (photo attached).
Shea and Alexandra also met representatives from various NGO's and non profits such as: Street Grace, International Justice Mission, Not For Sale, and Wellspring Living learning about programs working to stop this horrible problem, and programs available to help provide hope and healing to victims of trafficking.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Honors Mentorship Program (HMP), an academic elective for gifted and other highly motivated juniors and seniors who are intensely interested in a particular area of study and who have largely exhausted the advanced learning opportunities in that discipline available on the high school campus or through other career exploration courses. Selected participants are matched with successful professionals who serve as mentors by providing real-life career experiences.
Interested sophomores and juniors will find more information about HMP and may download an application at here at our Download Area. Applications are also available in the counselors’ office at each high school.
HMP students attended the Gainesville College and State University’s Colloquium Series presentation by Dr. Russel Weiskircher. General Weiskircher (retired) served with the U.S. Army 45th Division and was among the first of the U.S. soldiers to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp.
Dr. Weiskircher serves as Vice Chairman on the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Students enjoyed his recounting of the events of April 1945 and seeing his amazing collection of artifacts and original photographs. Dr. Weiskircher stressed the importance of youth knowing and understanding history so that tragic events such as the holocaust will never be repeated.
The 2011-2012 HMP students met for a 'kick off' meeting April 14th. We had the privilege of hearing Colonel Lee Ellis, President of Leadership Freedom, LLC speak about 'Life Lessons learned in the Hanoi Hilton". Students also heard from businessman Jack Hodge about the Georgia Meth Project. Mr. Hodge is on the Board of Advisors for the GMP and shared the history of the organization, its goals and objectives.
The HMP attended the Georgia Women of Achievement Induction Ceremony and Luncheon in March. The event was held on campus of Wesleyan College. Students attending were: Martha Flores (EHHS), Allison Cape (NHHS), Morgan Smith (NHHS), Britt Hill (FBHS), Nicole Newsom (JHS) and Patty Lawson (CHS). We were the guests of Abit Massey, Board member of GWA.
HMP Abstracts is a great start for prospective and upcoming HMP students to read.
Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. In Hall County, a group of high school students was asked that and then given the opportunity to do it.
The Hall County Honors Mentorship Program each year allows students to work with mentors in the business community to learn about a field they choose.
"The students get the opportunity to go in and work one-on-one with a professional in their chosen career field and really see what this career field they think they're interested in is truly all about," said Jennifer Killingsworth, the program's south end coordinator. "Not the perception, not the glamorous side, not what you see on TV, but honestly what it's all about."
Projects lined the walls of a room at The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy off Atlanta Highway.
Words simply cannot describe the emotions that swept over me as I watched 46 of the Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program students, future teachers, statesmen, nurses, doctors, ministers, engineers and more entering the Georgia governor's mansion being warmly greeted by first lady Sandra Deal.
The impact and the significance that a couple from Hall County is serving our state as the 82nd governor and first lady, was felt by all of us. During our recent visit with Mrs. Deal, she discussed their theme, "With a Servant's Heart," reminding me of the power of service and the interconnectedness of community. There is an old saying, that a string of wool alone can not accomplish it, but weave them together and you have a tapestry.
Barbra Shannon, Senior National Attorney for the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (retired), and Dr. Sally Krisel, Hall County’s Rigor Specialist, met with HMP students interested in law-related careers. Ms. Shannon shared with HMP students her work on Title IX legislation and other cases involving discrimination. She discussed the field of law and opportunities that exist in the field.
Chase Staub-HMP student is mentoring this spring with Jack Haire and Laura Head at their Crossfit Northeast Georgia Gym. Chase is learning the Crossfit training regimen and is teaching younger students. Chase is also mentoring with Coach Brian Smith at North Hall High School learning about exercise physiology.
The HallCounty Honors Mentorship Program held a "Professionalism and Ethics in the Workplace" for the HMP students. This workshop is to prepare our students for the degree of profesionalism expected of them in their mentorships. The class was led by WDUN News Director, Ken Stanford and Mrs. Inez Grant, Attorney at Law. The students learned HIPAA regulations, confidentiality, ethics, liability and the importanct of accuracy and honesty in the workplace.
Nidia Bland is a junior at FBHS, and she worked with Amigos for Christ during her HMP experience. This video depicts the inhumane environment of the city garbage dump in which the Nicaraguans lived prior to Amigos for Christ's humble involvement.
Flowery Branch High School student, Corey O’Quinn, is studying video broadcasting through the HMP. Corey attended the presidential inauguration, and his I-Report was selected for broadcast on CNN Student News!