MAW student recognized by Gov. Perdue
by Emanuel County Live | April 30, 2007 12:00 am
Brittany D. Meeks, a seventh grader from Soperton recently had lunch with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. Meeks, 12, won third place in the poster category of the 2007 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check, presented by Gov. Perdue at the MAW awards luncheon held at the Cobb Galleria.
“We are very proud of all the entries from the students in our service area,” commented Susan Cross, Interim Vice President of Economic Development at Swainsboro Technical College. “Some very talented students participated in the contest this year and we congratulate Brittany on being recognized as a State winner. “
Thousands of students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products. The three design categories were placemat, poster and T-shirt. The awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 9-13. Gov. Perdue
Co-hosted by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education and Georgia Department of Economic Development, MAW brings attention to this significant component of Georgia’s economy. According to the governor’s proclamation declaring Manufacturing Appreciation Week, more than 10,000 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia. They provide 450,622 jobs, contributing more than $100 billion to the state’s economy each year.
This is the 13th year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. This year’s sponsors include BB&T; Georgia Power; the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute; Fullscope; Habif, Arogeti & Wynne; and Pattillo Construction.