Emily Self (l) and Jade Lizin (r)
Emily Self (left) and Jade Lizin (right) of Rome Middle School prepare to launch a rocket as part of a project for an Aerospace Engineering class during the Young Scholars Program at GNTC, June 12-15.


(Rome, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting the Young Scholars Program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School June 12-15.
Through the program, students take part in a variety of hands-on learning activities that provides a head start for the upcoming school year and offers insight into future career opportunities. This year’s Young Scholars Program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and how it relates to various careers.
Teachers from Rome City Schools, and instructors and staff from GNTC, are working together to provide a quality, intellectually stimulating summer program for the week of July 12-15. Approximately 50 students from Rome Middle School are spending the week at GNTC engaged in various STEM programs and tours of the college.


Nebrea Askew (l) and Emma Breithaupt (r)_
Nebrea Askew (left) and Emma Breithaupt (right) of Rome Middle School design a helmet during the Young Scholars Program at GNTC, June 12-15.

“We are focusing on STEM-based learning to prepare the students for future careers,” said Holly Amerman, STEM and gifted coordinator for Rome City Schools. “This is the time in their lives where they may pick the path for their future careers.”
The students that attend the program are nominated by their teachers or principal for their excellent academic performance, outstanding character, and positive attitude. Activities during the week include hands-on learning projects in Process Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering.
“STEM will be helpful to the students no matter what career path they chose,” said Amerman.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.


Lisa Peck (l) Rekiyah Blanton (r) Jenna Baker (c)
Lisa Peck (left), teacher at East Central Elementary School, gives Rekiyah Blanton (right) and Jenna Baker (center) of Rome Middle School some supplies to use in their project for Biomedical Engineering class during the Young Scholars Program at GNTC, June 12-15.