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Deloach receives honors at MAW


Kaylee Deloach of Jesup receives honors in statewide Manufacturing Appreciation Design Contest

Kaylee Deloach, a third grader from Jesup, received an honorable mention in a statewide design competition in honor of Georgia’s manufacturing industry. Here, she’s congratulated by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. (Photo provided) 


Pictured from left are Altamaha Technical College President Lorette M. Hoover, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce President John Riddle, Rayonier Public Affairs Manager Kaylyn Padgett, Kaylee Deloach and her parents, Vicky Massey and Ray Deloach Jr. (Photo by Altamaha Technical College)

Atlanta, GA— Kaylee Deloach, a third grader from Jesup, shared a stage with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle April 3 in honor of Georgia’s manufacturing industry.
Deloach received an honorable mention in her division of the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. Her certificate and scholarship check were presented by Lt. Gov. Cagle at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center. 

“These young students are our best and brightest, and our future in manufacturing depends on them,” said Larry Callahan, CEO of Patillo Industrial Real Estate, as the awards were presented.

Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products. Winners were named for grades 9-12, 6-8, and K-5. 
Lorette M. Hoover, President of Altamaha Technical College, congratulated Deloach, saying, “We are honored to have three talented students representing Altamaha Technical College, and to see their success as they receive personal recognition from the Lieutenant Governor is inspiring.”

Also winning from submissions from Altamaha Technical College are Ashlee Savage, a seventh grader at Glynn Middle School and Skye Pullen, an eleventh grader from Glynn Academy. Savage placed first in the state in the middle school design competition and received a $500 scholarship. Pullen placed second in the state in the high school design competition and received a $300 scholarship. Deloach received a $50 prize for her honorable mention in the elementary school competition.

During the ceremonies, Lt. Gov. Cagle named Georgia’s 2013 Manufacturers of the Year: Southwire Company in Carrollton and Douglas in the large manufacturer category (more than 500 employees); Nordson Corporation’s Swainsboro facility in the medium manufacturer category (150-500 employees); and Savannah’s DIRTT Environmental Solutions in the small manufacturer category (fewer than 150 employees).

Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 1-5. This is the 19th year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia.

Deloach is the daughter of Vicky Massey of Jesup and Ray Deloach Jr. of Townsend. She is the granddaughter of Roy Deloach Sr. and the late Patricia Deloach of Ludowici, and Addie Faye Todd of Jesup. She attends Martha Rawls Elementary School.

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