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OTC GOAL student competes in statewide competition for leadership award
OTC Goal Nottingham
GOAL student Laura Nottingham - photo by FILE
    Even though she wasn't selected as the as the statewide winner of the GOAL competition, Ogeechee Technical College's Laura Nottingham doesn't regret a single minute of the competition.
    "The whole experience was an accomplishment in itself," she said. "I gained so much confidence for speaking in front of groups, met so many great people from around the state and was so honored with with the accolades and gifts that I really do feel that each of us are winners, even if not chosen the top overall winner."
    Technical colleges from across the state select a winner at their campus and the winners compete in Atlanta for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
    Nottingham, an Imaging Science Services Assistant student, said the competition was a growing experience for her and urged others are nominated to focus on the opportunity to learn and grow rather than any of the prizes associated with the awards.
    Jan Martin, Nottingham's nominating professor, said she is a special kind of student.
    "From day one in her classes she was determined to do well and to be on task with every element of the class," Martin said. "It was an easy decision to nominate her for this."
    Nottingham plans on pursuing a degree in either Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Echocardiograhpy programs at OTC to allow her to spend more time with her family. She previously worked as a flight attendant on international flights.
    "Laura's experience here is an excellent example of OTC can meet the needs of all sorts of students," said Dawn Cartee, president of the school. "We are so proud of her accomplishments and we feel honored that OTC is represented by such a worthy GOAL winner."
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