Academic Accolades

So far, 2015 has been a banner year for students at Forsyth Tech. Congratulations to the college’s most recent crop of award winners, proving once again that Forsyth Tech has the best and the brightest.

  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology student Julian Rorie was chosen as one of the winners of the 2015 3M Hire Our Heroes Veteran Tool Grant. The award, sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation, provides $3,000 in tools to U.S. military veterans pursuing a career in collision repair and refinishing. This is the second year a Transportation Technology Department student has received this honor.
  • Students From Forsyth Tech’s Medical Assisting program triumphed at the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants College Quiz Bowl. The competition pitted eight teams of medical assisting students and graduates against each other in three rounds of trivia. Three students, Rebecca Wages and Ariel Brinkley from the college’s fall 2013 cohort and Mia Mabe from the spring 2014 cohort, took the prize. For the second year in a row, Forsyth Tech students have reigned supreme.
  • The College’s Architecture and Interior Design students came through with flying colors at the 2015 Natural Talent Design Competition. Ten teams from seven U.S. and Canadian universities competed in the event, held by the North Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Their challenge was to design a visitor’s center for Lake James State Park in accordance with standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Forsyth Tech scored two major successes at the competition. Denise Hickman, Luke Marot and Ronnie Summers, of team ENCOMPASS Design Group, earned first place. And team NEW LEAF STUDIOS, made up of Forsyth Tech students Shauna Chandler, Steve Jayson, Morgan Rhoney and Salem Wendling, was declared a finalist among all competitors at the state level.
  • Forsyth Tech Math Students Scored Big at this year’s Student Math League competition, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Michael Carpenter placed first at Forsyth Tech, first in North Carolina and third in the Southeast. Thomas Stirewalt achieved second place at Forsyth Tech, second in North Carolina and seventh in the Southeast. Jake Gigliotti placed third at Forsyth Tech. All three students attended the Early College program. Together, Forsyth Tech’s students placed first in the state and fourth in the Southeast.