Recognizing His Digital Skills Beyond the Classroom

Recognizing His Digital Skills Beyond the Classroom

Winning a national award at SkillsUSA last year in video game design gave Asa Gordon the confidence to compete again this year in digital animation and 3D modeling. As he and his teammate, Alondra Chavez, won first place in the state competition in April, they are on track again this year to compete in the ...

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How High a Stokes Falcon Can Fly

How High a Stokes Falcon Can Fly

Having attended Stokes Early College since the 9th grade, Tori Hicks seems wiser than her years. One of her instructors, Elizabeth Guiles, English teacher, Senior Class Sponsor and proclaimed “Graduation Guru,” described Hicks as never letting her situation or environment control her attitude. Despite difficult circumstances, and sometimes working two jobs, Hicks managed to be ...

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More Power to Them

More Power to Them

Congratulations to the 21 graduates from the Forsyth Tech Electrical Linemen Academy. The ceremony was held May 20, 2019, at the Northwest Forsyth Center in King, N.C. Most have secured jobs and started work. Josh Burcham, director of Technical Skills Programs with Economic and Workforce Development, welcomed the guests, introduced representatives from electrical companies and began ...

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Keep your Head Held High

On June 13, 2019, a dream finally came true for many adults who had not completed their high school education. Friends and families gathered in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University to honor graduates in the Adult High School and High School Equivalency from the College and Career Readiness program at Forsyth ...

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Make the Best of Your Opportunities

Make the Best of Your Opportunities

Setting goals can be a challenge at any age, particularly when you are a high school student. With many demands and distractions, it’s not the easiest challenge to complete classwork while thinking about a college and a career. Yet, many students who realize setting goals is the road map to achieve your aspirations take on ...

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Taking the Oath to Protect and Serve

Fifteen cadets graduated from the Robert F. Joyce School of Justice Basic Law Enforcement Program (BLET) at Forsyth Tech, on Friday, May 24, 2019. Several members of law enforcement were present at the ceremony, including representatives from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Kernersville Police Department, the King Police Department ...

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Proving People Wrong

Proving People Wrong

Crystal Driver “I’ve been proving people wrong from day one,” Crystal Driver said. And she’s still not through proving herself yet. Driver graduated from Forsyth Tech in December 2018, with her associate degree in nursing, and walked at commencement in May 2019. She is a registered nurse on the Neurosurgery unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ...

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Forsyth Technical Community College Announces Faculty, Staff and Student Award Winners 2018 – 2019

Staff of the Year Award – Sharon Anderson, dean, Community & Economic Development For more than 20 years, Anderson’s service to Forsyth Tech exemplifies her support of the local community college and the North Carolina Community College System, simultaneously. Her commitment to workforce training for un- and underemployed in Winston-Salem is unwavering. She has built ...

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Courage to Overcome Roadblocks

Courage to Overcome Roadblocks

As a child, Julia Grace Collins wasn’t sure if she wanted to work in the medical field.  Born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly, she spent a lot of time going to doctors, having procedures and undergoing therapy.  After graduating from West Forsyth ...

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Laura Rumfelt

Laura Rumfelt

Early College/SGA/Award Winner When Laura Rumfelt was in middle school she wanted to be a psychiatrist.  Realizing this career choice required many years of college and financial cost, she looked for alternative options.  Coupled with the fact Rumfelt did not have the best middle school experience and did not have much expectation about a high school ...

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