Manning named SGTC Student of Excellence for April
Seated from left to right are SGTC Student of Excellence nominees William Manning, Brandon Willis, Raishun Singletary, and Jaime Young. Standing, from left to right are nominating instructors Victoria Herron, John Wilder, Starlyn Sampson, and Ed Herrington. Nominee Austin Cagle and his instructor Kevin Beaver are not pictured.William Manning of Americus, an Aviation Maintenance Technology student at South Georgia Technical College, was named the April SGTC Student of Excellence for the college’s Americus campus.
Manning was nominated for the award by his instructor, Victoria Herron. “William is a leader in the classroom and in the lab. He sets a good example for others, and is involved with NTHS and SkillsUSA,” said Herron. Manning earned a bronze medal in Aviation Maintenance Technology when he represented South Georgia Tech at SkillsUSA state competitions last month. Herron said he already has his airframe license and hopes to work for Gulfstream when he graduates.
Manning thanked Herron for the nomination and his classmates for their support. He was given a plaque of recognition and a financial award from SGTC for his accomplishments. His name will be displayed on SGTC’s digital marquee until the next Student of Excellence is named, and a Student of Excellence banner will hang in his program area.
Each month, students from certain divisions selected for that month are nominated for the Student of Excellence award by their instructors. This month’s ceremony recognized students in transportation programs at SGTC. Each nominee is presented with a certificate and Student of Excellence T-shirt. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including grades, work ethics, participation in clubs and organizations, and amount of program completion.
Other nominees included Brandon Willis of Smithville, Automotive Technology; Raishun Singletary of Plains, Auto Collision Repair Technology; Jaime Young of Sumner, Diesel Equipment Technology; and Austin Cagle of Preston, Motorsports Vehicle Technology.
Additional nominating instructors included John Wilder, Automotive Technology; Starlyn Sampson, Auto Collision Repair Technology; Ed Herrington, Diesel Equipment Technology; and Kevin Beaver, Motorsports Vehicle Technology.