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Best & Brightest finalist: Emily Behren Bass, Lincoln County High School

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Beta Club, student council, Cheer Devil team, Summer Spirit Camp, soccer, journalism and yearbook staff, Homecoming Court, Future Business Leaders of America and more

Emily Behren Bass

AWARDS AND HONORS: senior class president, National Beta Club Scholarship recipient, Watson Brown Foundation Scholarship recipient, GHSA Girl’s Essay Literacy state champion, first place for Younger Georgia Authors writing competition, News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens award, UGA Certificate of Merit Scholar, women’s soccer team captain and more

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Internship at Rep. Paul Broun’s district office, St. Paul United Methodist Church Lay Leadership/Nomination Committee, Senior Beta Bracelet fundraiser for American Red Cross and more

COLLEGE/CAREER: Attend University of Georgia and major in molecular biology, eventually earning master’s in nurse anesthesia

OF NOTE: Emily has competed in equestrian shows in the hunter/jumper division.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “(Emily) has earned the respect of her teachers …. She has helped students who are struggling academically by tutoring them – and expecting no recognition for her voluteerism.” – Ellen V. Butler, counselor

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