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Allie Collins; Work-Based Learning, Student of the Month

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MCDONOUGH, GA - Allie Collins, a Junior at Ola High School (OHS) is March 2014 Work-Based Learning Student of the Month. Collins is acquiring her Work-Based Learning experience as an employee of the Wesley Lakes Academy. She is the seventh ‘Student of the Month’ recognized for the 2013-2014 school year.

Collins, currently holds a 3.1 GPA in the Early Childhood Education program at OHS. This soon-to-be senior recognizes the challenge to maintain a high academic record, and feels that it has helped her grow. “Through the varied experiences of the Early Childhood Education and Work-Based Learning programs, I have gained a great deal of practical knowledge, hands-on experience, and leadership skills,” said Collins. “These skills have successfully transferred into the work world and have allowed me to be successful with my employment at Wesley Lakes Academy.”

Collins’ supervisor at Wesley Lakes Academy Tonya Renfroe is impressed by her young employee’s work ethic. Where Collins is clearly a favorite of the young children, and her boss. “She is the hardest working sixteen-year-old I have ever seen,” said Renfroe. “The kids absolutely adore her. She brings a positive attitude and has great work ethics instilled in her.”

The work ethic shown by Collins at her job are not unique to that environment. “It is an honor to have someone like Allie in my Work-Based Learning program,” shared Joey DiNino, Work-Based Learning Instructor at Ola High School. “She has done a phenomenal job demonstrating skills necessary to excel in her job.”

After high school, Collins has plans of continuing her education at a nursing school in hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse. Her ultimate goal is to work at Egelston Hospital in Atlanta.

For more information on Work-Based Learning in Henry County Schools, visit here.

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