Union Grove High School seniors selected as Georgia Scholars

Special to The Times

Union Grove High School seniors Jessica Moore and Kaitlyn Mote have been named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education and their Excellence Recognition Office. This honor is bestowed upon high school seniors achieving great success in and outside of school.

Local students Jessica Moore (above) and Kaitlyn Mote have been named Georgia Scholars. Special photo

According to the eligibility requirements, students up for the recognition must have exhibited excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and at home. Their course loads over the past four years of high school have been exemplary and reflect success in each.

They have also successfully participated in interscholastic events at their school and in their communities, while they have assumed active roles in school-sponsored extracurricular activities.

Moore and Mote are two out of 183 students in the entire state to receive the honor.

Jessica Moore
This high-achieving senior has her sights set on attending Harvard University upon graduating from the Henry County School System. In her time at Union Grove High School, Moore has been a part of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and earned several awards and scholarships for academic excellence. Her community involvement includes acting with local performance groups and productions, while she also has served as a mentor and tutor for her peers.

As for her career goals, Moore stated, “I plan on obtaining a bachelor degree in Human Evolutionary Biology with a pre-medical focus in order to later obtain an MD/PhD. This would allow me to perform clinical trials and conduct related research.”

Kaitlyn Mote
As if Mote’s academic achievements were not enough, she has an extensive list of extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Her school involvement includes groups like Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and SkillsUSA, where she currently serves as president and a member of the national champion quiz bowl team. Outside of school she has worked with varying groups focused on assisting the needy, elderly, and young people.

The well-rounded student will be attending Georgia Tech this fall with a goal of eventually pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering.

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us