The Trojan Scholar girl for October is Stephania Lopez. Stephania is a senior at Peach County High School where she has participated in Future Problem Solvers and her team has gone on to both State and International Competition for three years in a row. She is a member of the National Honor Society and currently serves as Secretary, the Georgia Civics Awareness Program and the Peach County Youth Commission where she is Vice Chairman. Stephania is currently dual enrolled at Middle Georgia State University. Following graduation she plans to attend Emory University or Mercer University to study English or Biology. Stephania is the daughter of Juan and Marisela Lopez. She has one older brother and one younger sister. She is the granddaughter of are Refugio Lopez, Rosario Rodriguez, Maria Diaz and Salvador Garcia.
Stephania would like to be a Medical researcher after graduation. She would like to investigate medical issues and help save lives. This year, the Peach County Youth Commission plans on engaging with community members, the Board of Commissioners and Representative Patty Bentley for ideas for economic development in Peach County in order to encourage graduates to return to our community after college. We would like for them to help grow the economy and create jobs in the area.
The Trojan Scholar boy for October is Bryce McGuire. Bryce is a member of Future Problem Solvers, the PCHS Football team and is a member of the Jr. Deacon Ministry at his church. He is on the A+ Honor Roll, has received FFA Green Hand & Chapter Degrees and is a Scholar Athlete. Bryce is currently dual-enrolled at Fort Valley State University. Following graduation he plans to attend a university to pursue a degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering. Byrce is the son of Vanessa McGuire and Kenneth McGuire. He is the grandson of Gwendolyn Outlaw, Carteve Outlaw, Margaret Cullins and Roosevelt Cullins.
Bryce would like to share: My freshman and sophomore year I attended Montgomery County High School where I was a BETA Club and FFA member. I also received my Chapter and FFA Degrees. While attending Peach County High School, I have met many individuals who continue to encourage me. Being a part of the Trojan football team means so much to me because I have become a better football player, learned leadership skills and learned life skills. I’m proud to say that I can still play football and also do well in the classroom. My goal is to graduate and then help to change people’s lives through my work.