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Spencer Lawing named Georgia’s College and Career Academy Student of the Year

October 20, 2021–8:34 a.m.


Congratulations to Spencer Lawing who has been named Georgia’s 2021 College and Career Academy Student of the Year!

Spencer, a Model High School senior, was recently recognized as a finalist and winner at the 14th Annual Business and Education Summit hosted by the Lt. Governor on October 5, in LaGrange, Georgia. He was awarded a $500 scholarship courtesy of the Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium and presented with a plaque for his outstanding accomplishments.

Spencer excels academically in all areas and surpasses expectations in his career and technical classes. He has participated in industry engagement through his Robotics and Engineering pathway at the Floyd County Schools College & Career Academy (CCA). He has distinguished himself in his pathway and has mastered many technical skills that will prepare him for a future career in industry and engineering. In addition to taking academically advanced and challenging courses offered by his high school, Spencer has taken several dual enrollment courses from CCA Technical College System of Georgia partner, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and Shorter University.

Outside of the classroom, Spencer is an active member of the National Honor Society, the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce’s High School Leadership Rome program, math team, student council, and SkillsUSA. With these on-campus organizations, he has held multiple officer positions. Spencer is currently the Vice President of his senior class and the president of SkillsUSA. He is also a student-athlete who competes on the FCS swim team and Model High track team.

Spencer has been selected as a candidate to participate in Suhner Manufacturing, Inc.’s prestigious and rigorous internship program for the Spring of 2022. After graduation, he hopes to pursue Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then return to Rome, Georgia to work as an engineer for a local industry partner.