Best & Brightest finalist: Stephen A. Santiago, Greenbrier High School

Stephan Santiago

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Principal Student Advisory Board, Spanish/chemistry/math tutor

AWARDS AND HONORS: All State Honor Chorus, District Honor Chorus, Member of Decorus, Georgia State Olympic Development Soccer team, Rowing Youth Nationals

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: YMCA Youth Soccer Camp counselor, soccer instructor, neighborhood chairman for Spooky To Be Hungry Food Drive, Special Olympics, Tri-M president, after-school server at St. Teresa’s of Avila

COLLEGE/CAREER: U.S. Naval Academy

OF NOTE: Stephen has an interest in performance arts. He played the lead role in the school’s production of All Shook Up this year and is a member of the show choir.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Stephen is a very memorable student because he is an academic achiever. He has always challenged himself by taking advanced courses – has had seven AP courses total, while maintaining a strong GPA. During his junior and senior years, Stephen made straight A’s while taking a rigorous course load and continuing to remain active in the school and community.” – Victoria Shedrick, guidance counselor

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