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WAHS senior chosen to be featured as a Profile of an SC Graduate

Profile of SC GraduateNathan Goller-Deitsch, a senior at West Ashley High School was selected to be featured as a Profile of a SC Graduate video by South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE). He was nominated by Dr. Lindsay Hansen, a counselor at West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies (WACAS), where Goller-Deitsh is completing mechatronics courses.

The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate identifies three broad sets of attributes, as well as several specific related elements, that render the state’s workforce competitive in the global marketplace. These attributes include the following: 

  • World class knowledge;
  • World class skills; and
  • Life and career characteristics.

This profile has been adopted as a model by a number of key state entities, including the SCDE, the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, and a variety of public school districts throughout South Carolina. 

As part of the recognition a videography crew from SCDE filmed Goller-Deitsch at the WACAS as he went about his day taking courses.

Hansen’s nomination described Goller-Deitsch as an incredible student, person, and innovator. 

“He spends his free time learning extremely complex computer programs and using his knowledge to benefit the future students, parents, and staff at our schools,” Hansen wrote. “The way Nathan thinks is mind-boggling. Nathan is on the cutting edge of technology. He thinks globally and he is self-motivated. He never gives up and has a thirst for learning.”

Goller-Deitsch develops complex coding and computer systems during his free time. He is the head programmer of the Robotics Team and he has contributed to many awards. 

According to Hansen, he embodies every single quality in the world-class knowledge, world-class skills, and life and career characteristics categories.