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Scholastic Student Spotlight: Forsyth Virtual Academy senior has sights set on economics, family
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Tucker Smith. - photo by Micah Green

About this series

Scholastic Student Spotlight is a bi-monthly series brought to you by Lennar Atlanta where the Forsyth County News spotlights local students and their scholastic achievements and future goals.

Name: Tucker Smith

School: Forsyth Virtual Academy

Grade: Senior

GPA: 3.88, weighted

Classes: 5 AP classes to enter college as a sophomore; finance, marketing, computer science, culinary arts pathways; Literature Student of the Year; Presidents Education Award; earned perfect scores on mathematics CRCT three years in a row, resulting in a letter from President Barack Obama; National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence at Harvard University’s Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders of America

Next steps: “I plan on attending an excellent university to gain a degree in finance and economics, but I also want to be close enough to home to continue studying and mentoring with my family hedge fund. My thinking right now is Kennesaw State University and their Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis. I plan on gaining an expertise in economic patterns in our global markets, learning to analyze trends and patterns and also studying investing and how to manage money using these skills.”

In school: DECA; chosen as Georgia delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston last year

Out of school: Hosted the televised Run/Walk in Defense of Animals twice in Alpharetta; volunteered at Whisper Ranch nonprofit horse rescue “since I could walk and carry hay or feed”; volunteers at In Defense of Animals and Pet Paradise in Atlanta; worked as a pressure washer; provides contract work as a supervisor for construction and maintenance projects for several businesses near home; administrative assistant and representative at State Farm in Alpharetta; attended seminars and is an active student of Rule No. 1 Investing; is a licensed reverend with First Nation Ministry

Future goals: “I plan on studying economics and finance and to one day become a partner at Hedgewater Investment Management. My direct goal after that is to start a family. My long-term goals are to become active in politics, maybe even run for an office one day, as well as start my own charity group for homeless veterans.”