We have so many things to be proud of in Columbia County. I had the privilege of serving as a judge at Evans High School for the senior class projects. We had six students who made an eight- to 10-minute presentation. These students had done about three months preparation for their projects. These projects ranged from the history of dance to rebuilding an old car, to scuba diving and theater direction.
It seems that some young students take to the streets for attention, but our six judges were very impressed with the depth of the subjects that the students presented. I think their presentations equated to my college term paper in English 102, but they did a much better job. There was an occasional shaking hand, but all of the students worked through this and made good eye contact and spoke with a firm voice.
Once these students earn their diplomas and seek employment, the real world kicks in. Projects like these give the students a heads up in life.
Congratulations to the educators who put this project in our schools, and to the students for their hard work, great attitude and professional appearance.
(Andy Kingery is interim executive director of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.)
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