SYLVESTER — Changes are coming to Worth County High School, with a new principal and the addition of college and career academy facility.

Both were introduced to the public last week.

The Technical College System of Georgia approved three grants of $3.1 million each in 2016 to establish college and career academies in Tift, Worth and Chattahoochee counties, with the initial grant money to be matched with local funding to support startup costs, construction and initial staffing. The final goal for Worth was realized with the ribbon-cutting of Worth County High School College and Career Academy on Wednesday.

The academy, located at 407 W. Bryant Drive in Sylvester, comes about as a result of a partnership between Worth County Schools and Southern Regional Technical College.

Scott Kersh was formally introduced to the public as the new principal for Worth County High School during a meet-and-greet Monday. He comes to Worth after serving as principal of Stephens County High School in Toccoa.

Kersh, who has 19 years of experience as an educator, also has a background in law and business. A native of Gainesville, he has coached football, baseball and wrestling.

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