Three Carroll County Students Named Georgia Scholars

May 03 2021

The Georgia Department of Education recently announced its 2021 Georgia Scholar list, and three Carroll County students were chosen for exemplifying excellence both at school and in their community. A total of 323 Georgia Scholars were chosen from across the state.

Dylan Camp and Joshua Mitchell of Temple High School and Jerrick White of Villa Rica High School have all demonstrated academic excellence, as well as success in extracurricular activities and interscholastic events. Each of these Georgia Scholars will receive a seal on their diploma.

Camp is President of the National Honor Society. He has taken a rigorous academic course load throughout high school, including AP classes, dual enrollment, and engineering classes at the College and Career Academy. Camp plans to attend the University of Georgia this fall.

Mitchell is a member of the THS Academic Team, the National Honor Society, and the Beta Club. After graduation, he plans to attend Georgia Tech and pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.

Tim Gribben, Principal of Temple High School commented, “We are so proud of Josh and Dylan on achieving this prestigious honor. These young men are well on their way to a successful future, and we are excited that they have been recognized among the top students in Georgia.”

White is currently dually enrolled and is planning to attend Kennesaw State University with major in Biology. He serves as the President of VRHS Student Government and FBLA, as well as a Co-Founder of the TABLE Club, an organization that promotes leadership and excellence among African American students. Additionally, White has participated in a variety of volunteer service projects, including Beta and FBLA food drives, elementary school activities, and events at the local Senior Center.

Seth Rogers, Principal at VRHS stated, "Jerrick is everything we look for in a student. He is hard working, compassionate, and willing to jump in and help wherever needed. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be successful in his future endeavors. We are honored and excited that he was chosen to represent Villa Rica and Carroll County as a 2021 Georgia Scholar."

In a statement released by the Georgia Department of Education, State School Superintendent Richards Woods shared, “As a state, we can all draw inspiration from the resilience and determination of the class of 2021. Like their counterparts in the class of 2020, they dealt with the sudden shutdown of in-person schooling in March of last year. Then they persevered through a school year that was, of necessity, unlike any we have ever seen before – and still, they found a way to excel. I am extremely proud of each 2021 Georgia Scholar and can’t wait to see what this outstanding group of students accomplishes.”