SCDA Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

SCDA Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

The Stephens County Development Authority presented a $1,000.00 scholarship to Belle Carter at the Stephens County High School’s Senior Scholarship night Thursday, May 11.  Belle received the scholarship after being named the SCHS Work-Based Learning Student of the Year. The scholarship was given to help her further her education and training.

Last year as area workforce needs were on the forefront of local business and industry leaders’ minds, the Stephens County Development Authority wanted to recognize our hardworking young people that are stepping up and filling the workforce gap in our community.  For two years, SCDA has partnered with the WBL program to recognize a high school student every month that is demonstrating tremendous work ethic not only in their workplace, but in their school and extracurricular activities as well.  Students are nominated by their employers, teachers, & work-based learning coordinators & then SCDA surprises them at work and presents them with gift cards and a yard sign for their employer to display.  This year there were 220 WBL students so it was a huge accomplishment for Belle to be recognized above all her peers.

Belle is a Senior at Stephens County High School and is involved in a number of extracurricular activities within the school. As Belle focuses on her Career pathway in Healthcare, she has become CNA and phlebotomy certified while maintaining a 3.8 GPA.

Mrs. Tabitha Smith, her teacher in the Healthcare pathway, says, “Belle is an amazing young lady. She has been a super star in our Healthcare program. She is a born leader and always eager to learn new things.” Tabitha goes on to say that “she cannot wait to see what a big future she has ahead of her.”

You can visit the Stephens County Development Authority’s Facebook page to see Belle’s full bio and see her recognized at Maddox Drugs where she is currently employed.
Work-Based Learning Program –
For more information about the Career, Technical and Agriculture Education Programs or the Work-Based Learning Program at Stephens County High School, please contact Pam Hill, CTAE Director at or by calling Stephens County High School at (706) 886-6825.  

About Stephens County Development Authority –
Stephens County Development Authority is a constitutional development authority in the state of Georgia to encourage and support expansion and development of industrial and commercial facilities in Stephens County, Georgia so as to promote employment.  To learn more visit