SkillsUSA Member Wins National Contest

Helen Smith, SCHS Chapter Treasurer and second year Graphic Communications Pathway student, was announced as the winner of the T-Shirt Design. Her design will be the official SkillsUSA T-Shirt for the National Leadership and Skills Conference during the last week in June. Helen will win a free trip to attend NLSC and will be recognized on stage at Opening Ceremonies in front of 16,000 attendees. Read the full Press Release for the National Competition

By Chandler Hall
DECA State Competition Results

Please congratulate the following students on a job well done at DECA State Competition that was held Thursday February 26th through Saturday the 28th. Kate Weinhardt & Vy Tranalso ran for two State Officer positions which have to regularly speak in front of thousands of students, which Madison McNair accomplished this past school year. Kate & Vy competed for spots against 21 other officer candidates from around the state of Georgia. They were not chosen this year, but we are proud of the students and their accomplishments this year and look forward to Nationals this April in Orlando, Florida!

Madison McNair (2nd Place) Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling
Logan Bolton (3rd Place) Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan
Courtney Brock (3rd Place) Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan
Markas Marston (3rd Place) Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan
Tony Clay(Top 6) Financial Services Team Decision Making
Josh Blander (Top 6) Financial Services Team Decision Making
Collin Mowery (Top 7) Personal Financial Literacy
Alex Tomlin (Top 7) Financial Consulting Professional Selling
Ahmad Wojroh (Top 7) Quick-Serve Restaurant Management

Madison McNair was also the $1,000 DECA Foundation Scholarship Recipient

By Chandler Hall
Sandy Creek STAR Student and Teacher

Each year the Professional Association of Georgia Educators sponsors the STAR program whereby each Georgia high school identifies its STAR Student. The STAR Student is a high school senior who has the highest SAT score in their class and is also in the top 10% of their class. Each STAR Student then selects a teacher whom they feel had a great impact on their education, and this teacher is recognized as a STAR Teacher.

This year, Dr. Evans is pleased to announce that Tochukwu "Tochi" Awachie is Sandy Creek High School’s STAR Student. Tochi selected Mrs. Dorner, her former English teacher, as her STAR Teacher. In announcing her STAR Teacher selection, Tochi commented about her dislike of writing and how Mrs. Dorner greatly impacted her attitude in a positive way. Because of Mrs. Dorner’s influence and great teaching, Tochi improved her SAT writing score by 60 points on this past October’s SAT test.

Tochi and Mrs. Dorner will be recognized at the annual Kiwanis STAR Student/Teacher recognition dinner. Congratulations on your achievements Tochi and Mrs. Dorner!

By Chandler Hall
Sandy Creek's Teacher of the Year

Ms. Connie Kollias is the Sandy Creek High School Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. Ms. Kollias is an English teacher in her 21st year at SCHS. She is known for her gentle demeanor and her strong grasp of her classroom and her material. She is admired by faculty and students alike, making her one of the most beloved teachers at SCHS.

By Chandler Hall