Lucas “Luke” Teague, a funeral service education student from Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, has been named as the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2014 Student of the Year.
TSG Commissioner Ron Jackson announced the selection of Teague in front of 600 guests who attended a banquet honoring the system’s top students and instructors at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta April 25.
Teague competed for the top student honor as part of the system’s annual GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) program, which recognizes the best students at each of the 24 TCSG colleges and the technical division at Bainbridge State College, which is part of the University System of Georgia.
Jackson said “It’s an exceptional achievement for him to earn the honor as the top student from among the more than 150,000 students who enrolled in Georgia’s technical colleges during the past year. Luke impressed our judges with his excellent achievement in the classroom, strong communication skills and the talent to be a very effective leader. The entire Technical College System of Georgia congratulates him for his well-deserved selection as our 2014 student of the year.”
As Georgia’s top technical college student, Teague is the winner of the GOAL program’s grand prize, a brand-new, fully-loaded 2014 Chevrolet, courtesy of Chevrolet and the local Chevy dealers. Chevrolet and the local Chevy dealers are the long-time statewide sponsors of the GOAL program.
Edward Bailey, marketing manager for Chevrolet, congratulated Teague and presented him with the keys to the new car.