CEC Elsey: Finding DirectionBy Christopher Elsey, East Coweta High School
CEC Dual Enrollment
Good afternoon, everyone, my name is Christopher Elsey. To my own surprise and without my knowing, my instructor told me that he had signed me up to speak here tonight. I’m still nervous, so please bear with me.
I started out at CEC to feed my interest on many subjects, trying to figure out what I really liked. I was interested in a multitude of subjects from art to science, computers, video, robotics, engineering, and even a little bit of math. I took classes on all these just to figure out what I wanted to do once I graduated high school, but none of the classes I took really told me what I wanted to do. That is, until I figured out about West Georgia Tech’s dual enrollment program.
From all this, I now know what I would like to do, and it’s because of West Georgia Tech’s help, I plan on continuing my education in welding and being certified to weld by the end of the year. I also plan on going to Southern Polytechnic University for a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Technology. None of this I would have even thought of if it weren’t for West GA Tech’s dual enrollment program, Mrs. Wood — the guidance counselor of CEC, who pushed me on throughout my high school years — and the Nerf Wars and bath tub races at Southern Poly. And now I can say thank you to everyone at West Georgia for giving me many opportunities and for opening the door to what I really would like to do, and for saving me and my family a lot of money in tuition fees. Thank you all for your time tonight.