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: Bryan Garcia
School: North Forsyth High School
GPA: 4.19, weighted
Classes: 8 AP Classes including this year; AP Scholar with Distinction; JROTC pathway; all honors and AP science and social studies courses; State of Georgia Merit Scholar.
Next steps: “I am currently applying to the Naval Academy and for the NROTC Scholarship to attend Georgia State University or The Citadel. I want to be an officer in the U.S. Naval Service to lead troops and serve my country. I am planning on either majoring in political science, international affairs or some engineering major.”
In school: Battalion Commanding Officer for the North Forsyth MCJROTC Unit; track team; cross country team; ROTC Raider team; Y-Club; Russian Club; National Science Honor Society; Rho Kappa; ROTC Color Guard; National Honor Society; Beta Club; and Science Ambassadors.
Out of school: Volunteers at Science Nights for elementary schools; donated and helped with the blood drive; Has volunteered in different events for those in need; Optimist Club Student of the Month for July; Navy League JROTC Cadet of the Year for the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area: Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Recipient for the entire Southeastern U.S.
Future goals: “My immediate goal is to become an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps and have a career in the military for many years. My long-term goal is to use my experience in the military and get involved in politics, especially in issues dealing with foreign policy or national defense, or to make a revolutionizing breakthrough in engineering later in life.”