DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School System dedicated the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, or 4C Academy, to the late Commodore Conyers in honor of his focus on college and career readiness for the students he served.
Community leaders and family members spoke at the ceremony on Thursday about how Conyers worked tirelessly for education his entire life, dedicating 42 years of being an educator and several years after volunteering with the school system.
Creating this academy was his dream and his family was there to watch it become a reality.
"It is an extreme honor for the College and Career Academy to be named after him and the building be dedicated to him. He worked tirelessly throughout the community for the betterment of the students and this is the fruit of his labor," Commodore's daughter Devetrice Conyers.
This coming school year the 4C Academy will enroll 800 students.
There will be 14 career paths that students will be able to pursue and earn college credits while still in high school.