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CCEC is named
Military Flagship School

From the May 25, 2022 issue
of The Journal

   The students of Chattahoochee County Education Center were praised for their welcoming spirit, integration of technology, and parent satisfaction as the school received a state honor presented by State Superintendent Richard Woods last Friday. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Georgia Department of Education awarded six schools the Military Flagship School Award. Chattahoochee County Education Center was a proud recipient of this award. 
   Presenting the award alongside State Superintendent Woods were Senator Ed Harbison, Representative Mike Cheokas, School Superintendent Dr. Kristie Brooks, and Chatt-Flint RESA Director Richard McCorkle.
   With only 19 schools in Georgia classified as a Military Flagship School, Chattahoochee County has three of the spots as both Chattahoochee County Middle and High School received the award in 2021. Fort Benning's Garrison Command Sergeant Major Brett Johnson recognized Chattahoochee County as the first district in Georgia to have all levels K-12 as a Distinguished Military Flagship School. He spoke as a parent and soldier and acknowledged the positive culture and climate of Chattahoochee County Schools.
   "With an emphasis on providing high-quality education, strong relationships for students and parents with teachers and administrators, and opportunities for all students to find something that they excel in, Chattahoochee County Schools is by far the best district we have had the pleasure of being a part of for our son. We have loved every minute of being here and know that he is better because of his time in ChattCo," he said.
   Command Sergeant Major Michael Sanchez shared that he grew up in the area and the Chattahoochee schools have always been special. Now with the designation of Military Flagship for the entire district, he is certain military families and civilians from across the nation will learn about the hidden gem outside of Columbus.
   Dr. Brooks closed the ceremony with a reminder to the students that "One Heart Beat" describes what is expected of a Panther. To be welcoming, caring, and engaging in all that we do especially as we honor those who protect and serve our great country every day.