The 2012 EAGLE selection committee is proud to announce that Hellen Conally, Walker County, has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College at this year’s EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta.

Conally was chosen from a field of six other Exceptional Adult Georgians in Literacy Education (EAGLEs) to attend this year’s event.

Conally came to the Adult Education Center in Rossville because she needed her high school equivalency diploma (GED®) in order to continue her work with children. She is currently enrolled as a student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Her ultimate goal is to earn a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She has explained that her goals became bigger when she earned her GED Diploma.

At the EAGLE Leadership Institute, Conally, and her nominating instructor, Marianne Weddle, will attend workshops and training sessions focused on increasing leadership, communication, and life management skills. The event is also designed to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of each of the EAGLE delegates.

The EAGLE program is designed to spotlight adults who have used the opportunities provided by adult education to move forward with their education. All EAGLES (Exceptional Adult Georgians in Literacy Education) serve as ambassadors for the adult education programs they attended. The Leadership Institute provides further training in enhancing the effective use of adult education to further personal growth, educational attainment, safe and stable families, economic development, and community involvement.

Adult Education is accepting new students now. For further information, contact Jim Fowler at GNTC’s Walker County Campus, 706-764-3564; or Susan Hackney at the Floyd County Campus, 706-295-6972. There are learning center sites in Cedartown, Lafayette, Ringgold, Rockmart, Rock Spring, Rome, Rossville, Summerville, and Trenton.