Are you interested in becoming a medical professional? The GCA PTSO is once again awarding a student with a full scholarship compliments of Covenant C.N.A. School!
C.N.A. classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays, so students are able to continue their GCA studies while being trained.
There will be a fee in order for the student to take his/her American Heart Association CPR/First Aid course (required for enrollment) and a fee for the Georgia C.N.A. State Board Exam, which he/she will need to pass for licensure upon completion of the program. The PTSO will pay for the CPR/First Aid course as well as the State Board Exam fee for the student who receives the scholarship!
This scholarship is open to High School Seniors and the requirements are outlined in the documents below. If you are interested please fill out the Scholarship Application and Scholarship Self-Assessment. These documents must be submitted to Maria Blencowe by September 22nd, 2017 in order to be considered. If you have any questions please email Maria Blencowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about former scholarship recipients here:
Payton Mercer, an 11th grade student at GCA High School, was recently awarded an aviation scholarship from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Payton is one of 23 students nationwide who earned scholarships through the 2017 AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship Program.
Payton has been interested in aviation since the age of two when he attended his first air show. When he was three years old, he saw his first lunar eclipse and has desired to be an astronaut since he was four. According to Payton, "Being a pilot is just one way to become an astronaut!"
To begin the journey of making his dream a reality, at age 12, Payton joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). His participation in CAP is facilitating his development as a leader where he is currently his squadron's Alpha Flight Commander and the Cadet Aerospace officer. He recently had the chance to serve in a military funeral for a World War II pilot, killed in action, whose remains were identified after 73 years of missing in action. Payton's leadership skills were also shown two years ago after Tropical Storm Joaquin when he responded to flooding in South Carolina. His actions during this disaster earned him a Disaster Ribbon with a "Valor" designation.
Payton is also very active in 4-H. He is one of 25 Georgia 4-H STEM Ambassadors. This summer he became a Master 4-Her when he won first place in the state level competition. He just returned from Elite Advanced Space Academy, an invitation only program, which invited 64 children worldwide to fill 42 spaces. Payton's Mom and Learning Coach, Rachael Mercer explains, "The flexibility with accountability that we have with GCA is so vital to Payton being able to do some of these activities and accomplish goals!!!"
After high school graduation, Payton would like to attend the US Air Force Academy or the Naval Academy. He states, "I want to be a pilot, so flying in the military would be great."
His advice for any student who is interested in aviation is to "work the hardest that you can and work a little harder. That is how I've been able to pay for camps and academies that have given me the opportunity to receive this scholarship. Do the research so you know what steps need to be taken to achieve your goals! Especially for receiving an appointment to a military academy." Payton also says, "There is a lot of 'pre-work' to do!". Congratulations, Payton! It looks like the "pre-work" is paying off.
On October 11, 2017, high school students who have already registered will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), an important test that provides many benefits that can help him or her along the path to college. Visit the High School AP page for more details including location and registration information.
Come on in and take a peak! It's time for the GCA High School Virtual Open House.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Today’s the day… Career Day! Come to the Four-C Café to meet professionals and learn about their careers. Career Day is a great way for you to learn about the many different career paths and the training required. You will learn about job responsibilities, education required and skills needed. Join us to hear about some of these great jobs.
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