Georgia Pacific sponsors Co-Lin's Seawolves team

Georgia Pacific sponsors Co-Lin's Seawolves team Picture

Georgia Pacific in Monticello has renewed their long-time partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s underwater robotics engineering team, the Seawolves, by making a $5,000 donation to the program.

“We appreciate Georgia Pacific for their long-time commitment to our award-winning team,” said Carey Williamson, the Seawolves mentor. “The Seawolves program, in its 12th year, helps prepare students for their future career by giving them a real-world challenge that pushes their education and abilities to their limits. Many Co-Lin graduates have found successful careers based on skills obtained through the Seawolves program.”

The Seawolves are the state's only community college competitive robotics team, and it was created to integrate students from the academic and career-technical schools. Each year, the team competes in an international underwater ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) competition which has allowed the team to travel across the country and even to Canada where the team placed fourth in the world.

CUTLINE: GP recently made a donation to Co-Lin’s Seawolves, the school’s competitive robotics team. This year’s team includes (front, from left) Harleigh Porter, Preston Love, Keya Turner, Jacob Hart, mentor — Carey Williamson; (back) Chase Gaddy, Nathan Howell, Ethan Freels, Noah Brister, Wyatt Bourn and Jakob Lea.