The North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) Foundation announces the area recipients of the Dr. Mark A. Ivester Memorial Scholarship for 2023.
A $500 scholarship was awarded to one graduating senior from each high school and Mountain Education Center in NGTC’s eight-county service area. This special scholarship recognizes students who either excelled in a technical career program during high school or dual enrolled at the college and plan to continue their education at NGTC following high school graduation. The scholarship recipients were announced at their respective school’s honors day recognitions.
This year’s award recipients are:
Emily Salas, Fannin County High School;
Vanesa Medrano-Romas, Fannin County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Maya Thomas, Franklin County High School;
Alina Barrs, Habersham County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Francisco Hernandez, Habersham Central High School;
Andrew James Speed, Rabun County High School;
Blake Tifton Mullins, Rabun County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Colton Bartmas, Stephens County High School;
Destiny Powell, Stephens County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Jozie King, Towns County High School;
Michaela Grace Caldwell, Union County High School;
William M. Anderson, Union County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Laura Ivey, White County Mountain Education Charter High School;
Zachary Hughes, White County High School.
The scholarship was named in honor of the former president of North Georgia Technical College, the late Dr. Mark Ivester, who died from COVID in September 2020.