Worth County cuts the ribbon on College and Career Center

(SYLVESTER, Ga)- The Worth County community came together this morning to officially open a new addition to the high school.

School faculty, students, and city officials were on hand at Worth County High School to cut the ribbon on the new College and Career Academy.

Worth County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Fred Dent said during the ceremony, “What it says is we support our youth, we support our community. This is county-wide, and we want to do the very best by you.”

The center had been under construction since 2017 following a $3 million grant, and gives students the chance to either prepare for college or learn a skill for trade jobs.

And Worth Superintendent, Bill Settle says that it’s something the students deserve.

Settle says, “They deserve to be in the best facilities possible, and it’s something the community is proud of and should be proud of.”

With the school’s college and career academy now open, many of the Worth County High School students have a chance to get a head start on what they want to do in college.

Just ask Worth High’s Senior Class President, Jakori Edwards. He’s been getting ready for life after high school thanks to this addition.

“In this new facility, I’ve learned about different bnk accounts and what accounts to open. I’ve learned what to expect in college. They have given me the opportunity to attend college while I’m still taking high school classes. So this is a great opportunity,” says Edwards.

And Jakori is hoping that opportunity will come to the future senior classes at Worth County High.