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Jonathan Bright Named Baldwin County STAR Student

(Milledgeville, GA) February 24, 2005 – Georgia Military College High School senior Jonathan Bright was named the top academic scholar in Baldwin County, during the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program held Thursday, February 24, 2005 and hosted by the Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Bright was honored with a $1,000 scholarship and plaque in recognition of holding the highest SAT score among his peers in Baldwin County.

Jonathan Bright is the son of Fred and Cinda Bright of Gordon, GA and he stated that they have played the greatest role in his academic development through their motivation, encouragement and support. A student at Georgia Military College since the 6th grade, Jonathan also credits his success to his teachers, represented by his STAR teacher, Ann Bertoli, who have helped equip him with knowledge and prepare him for the future.

Jonathan has played on the GMC soccer team for the past four years and earned his varsity letter in that sport. In addition, he played one year of varsity football, earning a start against Lincoln County in his final game. His list of accolades includes: participant in the DUKE Talent Identification Program; recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Science Award; member of the Magnolia State Bank Junior Board of Directors; member of the National Honor Society; and member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Jonathan is an active member of Evergreen Baptist Church and is involved in many community service activities.

Although Jonathan has been accepted to attend either the University of Georgia or Georgia Institute of Technology, his is also considering other schools, including Princeton University.