Best & Brightest finalist: Adrian Lee Coleman, South Aiken High School

Adrian Lee Coleman

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Naval JROTC: platoon leader, platoon chief, orienteering team, cyber security team, rifle team

AWARDS AND HONORS: Awarded appointments to U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy Preparatory School, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity scholarship; Greg Hodges Memorial scholarship; open water dive certification; Civil Air Patrol Achievement Award; South Aiken High drill team

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Special Olympics, Spooky to be Hungry food drive

COLLEGE/CAREER: Accept appointment to U.S. Military Academy at West Point and pursue an engineering degree and military career

OF NOTE: Seeking private pilot’s license through Augusta Aviation

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “He challenges himself and works hard even when obstacles are placed in his way. He is very supportive and encouraging of others and had built a high level of respect within his NJROTC unit and peer group.” – Tracie McBride, South Aiken school counselor

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