Special student recognized

Justin Wesson was selected as the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for May. Sharon Freeman, left, Jenifer Wesson, James Wesson, Laura Pinchbeck, and Wendy Wright congratulated Justin and wished him much success. Justin is the valedictorian for the Brunswick High School Class of 2019. He plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Justin received an associate’s degree from Southside Virginia Community College through the dual enrollment program. The sponsors for the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month are: Southside Community Services Board, Williams Funeral Home, Southside Virginia Community College. Colonial Farm Credit, REMAC, Inc., Brunswick Insurance Agency, Southside Electric Cooperative, VCU Health–Community Memorial Hospital, Long & Foster Realty, Brunswick Times-Gazette, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, and Edmonds Printing. (Sylvia Allen/Brunswick Times-Gazette)

LAWRENCEVILLE – Justin Wesson, a senior at Brunswick High School, was selected as the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for May.

Principal Tiffeney Brown said Justin attended the Governor’s School and will receive an associate’s degree from Southside Virginia Community College. She said he has excelled academically and will be valedictorian for the Class of 2019. He also played basketball, baseball and participated in track. His parents are Jenifer Wesson and James Wesson.

Justin thanked the chamber for honoring him and shared his feelings about being selected and about his future plans.

“I am thankful to be from a rural area in which some may have taught me, coached me, knew my family, and even spoke to me in passing telling me how proud they are in my educational accomplishments. Thanks also to my family for their support in raising me to value my education. Without them, I would not be where I am today.

Justin continued, “Because Brunswick County Public Schools participates in the Governor’s School Program, I will graduate with an associate’s degree before graduating from high school. This great opportunity provided to qualified students has allowed me to excel academically and I will graduate in the next few weeks as valedictorian of Brunswick High School. In this community, I have enjoyed playing sports throughout my childhood and in high school. I played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. Through these sports, I made many memories that will last a lifetime and learned leadership skills and teamwork to continue through my adult life.

To read the entire article pick up the May 22, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.