Hannah Jones stands with the county commissioners

Calhoun, GA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recently awarded Sonoraville High School (SHS) junior, Hannah Jones, with the 2023 Youth Leadership Award. ACCG recognizes Georgia’s up-and-coming leaders who demonstrate a strong passion for leadership in their school and community through its annual recognition program.

Tuesday evening, Hannah was recognized for the honor at the Gordon County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Hannah is currently completing a Youth Apprenticeship with the Gordon County Government through the SHS work-based learning program. Gordon County Administrator Jim Ledbetter and Work-Based Learning/YAP Coordinator, Dr. Andrea Walraven, submitted Hannah’s nomination for the prestigious award. “Hannah is an exceptional student, leader, and person, and I am confident she will make an impact wherever she goes,” shared Dr. Walraven.

After graduating from high school, Ms. Jones hopes to attend the University of Georgia and major in civil engineering.


About Gordon County Schools 
Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation. 

Contact at Gordon County Schools:
Kendra Pannell
Communications Coordinator
Email: kpannell@gcbe.org 
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151 
Website: www.gcbe.org