Parker Fountain Named OFTC’s 2023 GOAL Winner
OFTC – Parker Fountain, a Computer Support Specialist student from Laurens County was announced as Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (2023 GOAL) winner during the Sandersville Rotary Club Meeting Thursday, November 17.
GOAL is a statewide program within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.
Five OFTC students were nominated by instructors for this year’s competition and competed in a series of interviews and evaluations by a selection committee made up of representatives from local businesses and industries; they were judged on qualities like academic achievement, personal character, leadership ability and enthusiasm for technical education.
Parker was nominated by OFTC Computer Information Systems Instructor, Brandon McNeal.
This year’s selection committee consisted of representatives from both the Dublin and Sandersville Rotary Clubs: Eugenia Powell, Sam Williams, and Sarah Colbie of Dublin; and Parish David, Ron May, and David Casto of Sandersville.
The five competitors were: William Lee Stewart, Laurnes; Monica Morales, Laurens; Isaiah Yeomans, Johnson; Keyaundria Livatt, Washington; and Parker Fountain, Laurens.
The top three finalists – Morales, Livatt, and Fountain – were honored during the Rotary Club meeting and Fountain was announced the winner at the close of the meeting.
As the college winner, Fountain will compete in regional judging against winners from other TCSG colleges in February and will represent OFTC at the state-level in Atlanta in April when one student will be named the statewide 2023 Goal winner by the TCSG.