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Ola HS senior honored by Work-Based Learning program
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Ola HS senior honored by Work-Based Learning program

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Amanda Berstler is October's Student of the Month for Henry County's Work-Based Learning initiative.

Berstler, a senior at Ola High School in McDonough, works part-time as a teller at Delta Community Credit Union. She believes her work at the bank makes her more marketable for future job opportunities.

"The Work-Based Learning program is fantastic because it has taught me responsibility and time management skills that will help me throughout future endeavors," she said. "It is a blessing to experience everything that I get to learn at Delta Community Credit Union."

The Work-Based Learning program provides students at Henry County's nine high schools with valuable work experience and career guidance. Christina Hinz, Ola High's Work-Based Learning instructor, calls Berstler a model student for the program.

"Amanda always presents herself as being very respectful and professional," Hinz said in a statement. "She is a great student and a great employee. The combination of the two can be a lot of pressure for a high school student. However, she does extremely well with both. She always has a smile on her face. Amanda is a wonderful representative of Ola High School and the Work-Based Learning program to our business community."

Kristen Morgan, assistant branch manager at Delta Community Credit Union, says Berstler's infectious, upbeat personality makes her a exceptional employee.

"We call Amanda 'Little Miss Sunshine,'" she said. "She brightens up everyone's day with her smile and positive attitude."

Berstler's future plans include attending a four-year college, becoming a teacher and performing missionary work.

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