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Best & Brightest finalist: Adam G. Rutkowski, Briarwood Academy

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Class president, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Briarwood Academy’s literacy team, Briarwood Academy’s One- Act Play team, Briarwood Academy Fall Festival, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Briarwood Academy Christmas Program, Briarwood Academy educational seminars

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Taylor Hanks
Adam Rutkowski

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Scholarship Camp at Thomson First United Methodist Church volunteer, vacation Bible school at Thomson First United Methodist Church volunteer, volunteer at First United’s community food bank, pianist at worship services for several churches

COLLEGE/CAREER: Attend Georgia Regents University to pursue a medical career in pediatrics

OF NOTE: Adam is an accomplished pianist who has been a piano student for eight years.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “He is one of the most honorable and trustworthy young men I have come across in all the years I have been in the classroom. He comes from a small, independent school and a small community but has been so successful with his academics and his musical pursuits. He has had to be an individual and go against the flow of athletes and trucks and made it. I am so proud of him.” – Kathy A. Chalker, counselor

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