An exceptional student at Flint River Technical College (FRTC) has been recognized on a national level, leaving FRTC grinning from ear to ear.
Doreen Agyare is a student of FRTC in the Practical Nursing Program. She lives in Newton County with her husband and son. On top of juggling her home life, she drives an hour and forty-five minutes to school. New to this country, Agyare has only lived in the United States of America for eight years. She was born and raised in Ghana, South Africa.
In May, officials at FRTC received notification that Agyare had been chosen out of 1,360 National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) students for a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.
Only 34 other students in the United States hold such a claim. “ I can’t believe that I have received such an award. I feel so big in my head,” said Agyare proudly in her elegant South African accent.
Agyare's teachers chimed right in praising her for her commitment to her education. “She spent so much time in the library,” said Terry Seabright, Library Director. “In a school this size, you know who really tries, and she certainly has.”
The scholarship in which she received is the National Technical Honor Society Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Annually, scholarships named in honor and memory of the co-founder of the Society are awarded to student NTHS members who exemplify the seven character attributes of the NTHS- Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership.
Agyre was presented with her letter and certificate from the NTHS at FTRC on Tuesday, June 17. During her speech she said, “ I would like to thank everyone who helped me achieve this honor. I plan to make use of it. and uphold the honor of the school.”
Agyre plans to take the state board exam within the next two weeks, and then hopes to continue her education to become a registered nurse.
“This is the first time, since I’ve been here, that a student has received such an award,” said Kay Williamson, Director of Public Relations and Information of FRTC. “We are honored to have Doreen as a student.”