GAINESVILLE - Stephanie Lopez, a rising senior at Chestatee High School, who also attends Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA) where she is studying cosmetology, placed seventh in Esthetics at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership competition. There were 27 other teams from across the country entered. Deisi Pizano, a recent graduate of Chestatee and former cosmetology student was her model.<br />
The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students - all first-place state contest winners - competing hands-on in 103 different trade, technical and leadership fields. <br />
"We are very proud of Stephanie's and Deisi's accomplishments. They worked extremely hard and did an outstanding job!" said Janice Laster, Cosmetology Instructor at LCCA. <br />
LTC, NGTC STUDENTS ALSO FAIRED WELL<br />
Lanier Technical College's David Jones and Mario Olivas won Bronze in Mechatronics, an emerging field of engineering that integrates electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, control engineering and information technology.<br />
North Georgia Technical College Photography student Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson placed first in her competition and was awarded a gold medal. Fellow competitor Jake Hester of Cleveland placed third in the First Aid/CPR contest and received a bronze medal.<br />
White County officials report a happy ending to an incident involving a third grade student at White County Intermediate School. The student was placed on the wrong bus and got off at the wrong location late Tuesday and was the object of a small search.
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