McDONOUGH — Henry County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Program recently announced Keenan Scott as its June 2012 “Student of the Month."
The recognition is the sixth in a series of awards by the program that is dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance.
The Work-Based Learning Program is a component of the school district’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). Work-based learning is a partnership between the school district and area businesses. It provides work experience and employee training to Henry County students as they earn credit towards their high school graduation, according to Sharon Bonner, Henry’s CTAE coordinator.
Bonner said she hopes the monthly recognition will inform residents and businesses in Henry County of the significance of Work-Based Learning and the advantages for both the students and businesses who participate in the program.
This month’s honoree, Keenan Scott, is a 2012 graduate of Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge. He is employed by the Publix Super Market, at Stockbridge Lakes, as a front service clerk and a cashier.
“From making deadlines to working almost every day, Work-Based Learning has influenced my life tremendously,” said Scott.
Scott plans are to major in management information systems at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., while maintaining a job at the nearest Publix.
“It was inspiring to see him mature, dealing with the adult buying public as he was engaged through real-world experiences and responsibilities outside the regular school environment,” said Joyce Atkinson, Scott’s Work-Based Learning instructor.
“He realized the relevance of his education and the acquired knowledge and skills the program provides,” Atkinson added.