Henry County Schools Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for April is Sam Fisher from Union Grove High School (UGHS). Fisher works at Truett’s Grill in Morrow where his responsibilities at the restaurant range from server to certified trainer.
Jesse Gilchrist, manager of the Morrow Truett’s Grill, and former Union Grove High School Work-Based Learning student himself, shared his excitement and praise for Fisher and what he brings to work. “Sam is hardworking and willing to do whatever it takes to go the second mile for every guest he comes in contact with,” said Gilchrist.
Joy Cox, Union Grove High School’s Work-Based Learning Instructor, noted that her latest student, Fisher, being able to work under two of her former students, Assistant Manager Justin Gilchrist and Manager Jesse Gilchrist, is a great example of success for students who put the time and focus in to be successful in school and beyond.
Cox is retiring after 34 years in education, but she notes. “They have touched my life, and it was an honor to have taught them during my career. To say that I am proud of each of them does not begin to describe the way I feel.”
Fisher plans on attending Georgia State University to pursue a degree in health care-related field. One thing he counts on remaining the same during the transition from high school to college is his employment with Truett’s Grill. Through his experience working at the restaurant, Fisher shares that involvement in Work-Based Learning taught him teamwork, independence, patience, responsibility, time management, financial skills, the value of hard work, and being part of a team.
For more information on Work-Based Learning in Henry County Schools, visit here.