Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Garrett Academy student named a South Carolina Technology Champion


Karl Noble, a student at Garrett Academy in North Charleston, has been selected as a South Carolina Technology Champion for his academic performance, engineering know-how, and extracurricular initiatives.

For the 10th consecutive year, the most exemplary career and technology students in South Carolina will be publically recognized as ‘Technology Champions” during ceremonies at the Education and Business Summit in Greenville at the TD Convention Center.

Karl's academic performance (Top 5% of senior class, 4.0 GPA) speaks loudly to his intellectual prowess. In addition, Karl is actively involved at Garrett Academy. He is a member of SKILLSUSA, National Technical Honor Society, National Honor Society (School-President), and a member of the Football and Soccer teams. Karl has also been awarded Highest Average of the year in Biology (2009/2010), Highest Average of the year in Introduction to Engineering Design (2009/2010), Highest Average in Principles of Engineering (2010/2011), Athletics Directors Award, and been recognized as a Thursday Night Light Scholar Athlete.

“Technology Champions,” is a distinction bestowed only upon twelve 2009 high school graduates.  Each Champion was selected from a pool of nominations received from high schools and career and technology centers within each of the State’s 12 regions.  Regional selection was based upon such factors as GPA, attendance, awards and honors, leadership in school and service to the community.  To qualify for this honor, a nominee must be a graduating senior in a career and technology education completer program.

Garrett Academy Pre-Engineering Instructor Milton Howard nominated Karl to become a Technology Champion stating, "As a professional educator, I have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of students, but Karl stands out as one of the best."  Mr. Howard continued, "Karl is an excellent role model for his peers! I know he will continue to strive for excellence in all that he does and will one day be a successful engineer. "

Karl plans to attend Clemson University in the fall and major in Engineering.

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