Congratulations to GAC Seniors Brandon Lee and Sophia Nguyen for recently being recognized in Southwest Gwinnett Magazine’s “19 Under 19” feature.
The feature recognizes unique young adults, their gifts, achievements, and dreams.
We are proud of you, Brandon and Sophia!
Read the full feature below.
Original article found on Southwest Gwinnett Magazine.
Brandon is a Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) student with a long list of compelling and meaningful extracurricular involvement. He is a member of the Student Medics Nonprofit Organization, which promotes shadowing and involvement of high school students within medical settings in a community where such involvement is lacking.
He is also co-president of the Beta Club. Recently, he organized the Grandparents Day event, leading fellow Beta Club members in manning their selected stations.
Brandon volunteers with the Atlanta Youth Orchestra, leading sectionals and the first violin section. As a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society, he helps bring music to the GAC campus during chapel and in the mornings before school.
He traveled with the Casas por Cristo Mission Trip, where students cleaned up the entire Casas por Cristo campus, built furniture for their new building, helped set up the garage sale and packed hundreds of crates to be used for over a year in various Latin American countries for those in need of housing.
As if that weren’t enough, Brandon is also a tutor with GAC and Do Dream Tutors. He is involved with peer tutoring all levels of mathematics and chemistry for GAC students and middle school refugee students.
His personal goals include expanding the idea of Student Medics to be far-reaching, providing students all over the country with opportunities to get involved in the medical sphere before they enter college. He also hopes to further promote classical music in our modern society.
On a grander scale, Brandon dreams to become a recognized doctor who will positively impact many people throughout his career.
Sophia is a service-minded student at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC), lending her time and talents to the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, Books for Africa and Feed My Starving Children, as well as tutoring ESL students at Corners Outreach and GAC’s Peer Tutoring Program as an English tutor for Middle and High School students.
She is intrigued by the intricacies of language and knows a good portion of a number of languages, including English, Spanish, German and even a little Welsh. She enjoys learning about other cultures through their native tongues.
Sophia, in fact, has many varied interests, including a deep love for history and the arts, and “a genuine concern for political science and international law.” In the near future, she hopes “to bolster the school’s literary magazine so that others can share similar writing passions.”
On a personal note, Sophia is trying her hand at game design and hopes to fully finish a game this year.
“As I am, likewise, passionate in the visual arts, the construction of the characters in the game is both through words (dialogue, personalities, worldbuilding) and through designing (clothes, physical build, etc.),” said Sophia.