Class of 2026: Leadership skills acquired in high school build confidence for college
Full name: Brayden Miller
Where are you from? Adairsville, Georgia
What high school did you attend? Adairsville High School
What is the most important thing you learned in high school? When I first started high school, especially moving from a different city, I didn't try very hard. But I learned the importance of giving the effort I have to what I do while I’m doing it—in extracurriculars like Cross Country and in my academics, especially environmental science.
Are there any teachers that you had in high school who made an impact on your life and your educational path that you would like to give a shout out to? Definitely Adairsville Cross Country Coach John Ford.
In Cross Country, it would have been very easy to just kind of take it easy and let myself be in the middle or coast through in the back, but I tried to give everything I had to every practice and every race.
Why did you choose Georgia College? I don't have the best idea of what I want to do with my life at the moment. I'm undecided [on a major], and I thought a liberal arts school like Georgia College would be a good place to branch out and try to figure out what my interests are.
What will you pursue in college? I really enjoyed my class in environmental science. It’s very interesting to look at natural systems—the animals and the plants—and ways they interact.