Senior Spotlight: Georgia Morris

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Senior Spotlight: Georgia Morris

Ann Sumner Thorp, Editor-in-Chief

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If I had to give Georgia a senior superlative, it would be Best All-Around. Her inclusive and affable personality makes her a friend to all as she shines both academically and socially. It’s hard to believe that this is only her fourth year at RMA because she has already made such a big impact on our class. She immediately brightens the room when she walks in with a La Croix in hand. Almost every morning during Homeroom Georgia has a funny story to tell whether it is about a weird dream, phone call, homework experience, or something that happened at work. Her stories and witty comments never fail to make everyone laugh and wake them up in the mornings with her coffee in tow. You can count on her to always give a kind word of encouragement, great advice, and delicious sushi recommendations. She is loved and appreciated by all at RMA, and we are so glad to have gotten to know her over the past four years. 

It’s no secret that Georgia excels academically. She has thrived in every challenging course she has taken. Taking numerous AP classes throughout high school; this year she is taking AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP English, AP Psychology, and AP Environmental Science. In addition to those classes, Georgia is part of our Media Office team as our Co-Editor, and we are so thankful for all the hard work she does each week. Serving in her second year for the Eagle Examiner, she always brings fresh and creative ideas to the table and helps edit articles at the end of every week. Amidst her heavy course load, Georgia leads as president of Key Club, the biggest high school club at RMA. In this role, she organizes and runs multiple fundraisers throughout the year to help supply Christmas presents to families in need and give generous donations to various charities in Rocky Mount. In her junior and sophomore years, Georgia also participated in Youth and Government first in the judicial branch and then as a bill author. She was a founding member of the Spanish National Honors Society and also helps coach RMA’s Mathcounts team.  

This past summer, Georgia had the unique experience to travel to Salem College to participate in Governor’s School for five weeks with a focus on mathematics after undergoing a rigorous application process. During this time, she learned the fundamentals of math and worked alongside professors and other accomplished students to dive deeper into how math is applied in everyday life.

Outside of school, you can often find Georgia either working as a hostess at Chico’s Mexican Restaurant, hanging out with friends, or at a concert. Known for her sticker-covered water bottle and love of coffee and sushi, Georgia has an adventurous side that is always ready to explore new and exciting places. This is what some of her friends had to say:

“I’m so glad that Georgia and I have become so close over the past couple of years, to the point where we’re basically morphing into the same person. We share a love for live music, La Croix, and laughter -put those together, and you’ll find us there. Wherever she ends up going to college, the school that school will be lucky to have her. Just know that I’m coming to visit.”

– Sadie Blackshear


“Georgia is super funny, sweet, as well as smart, and I lucked out by even getting a chance to date her!” – Chuck Roberson

“It is hard for me to imagine my high school experience without Georgia. She has always been the one I’d call to go to lunch, to hang out, or to go on crazy adventures with. She is always great company; her ever-expanding mind makes for some great conversations! There is nothing in this world I wouldn’t do for her, and I know the feeling is mutual. The combination of her intellect, her selflessness, and her personality will take her far in life, and I will always be rooting her on from the sidelines.” – Virginia Wooten


I think it’s safe to say that Georgia will be dearly missed by all those in the RMA community, but we know that wherever life takes her next, she will continue to shine bright.


Find out more about Georgia below: 

1. What colleges are you applying to, and what do you plan to major in? 
App State, NC State, Duke, and Davidson. Davidson is absolutely my top choice, and I am hoping to double major in applied sociology and statistics.

2. What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m one of 5 sisters with ages ranging from 13 to 32!

3. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
That NC State would release Park Scholarship decisions soon, that I’ll get all 60 of my research note cards done for Ms. Baker before Christmas, and a puppy.

4. If you could only watch one movie or TV show for the rest of your life what would it be?
White Collar

5. Favorite Long Lunch Destination?
Harris Teeter sushi, hands down.

6. What are you going to miss the most about RMA?
I’m going to miss all of the study halls, long lunch car rides, class discussions, etc. where I just get to spend time with my friends. In some of these moments, I think about how lucky I am to know the people I do, and I’m going to miss it. (But am looking forward to having moments like these in the future!)

7. What are some of your favorite concerts you’ve been to?
Seeing Rainbow Kitten Surprise play at the Ritz last year has to be my favorite show that I’ve seen because they’re my favorite band, and they have such a fun stage presence. However, seeing Vundabar play at a small venue in Carrboro is probably my second favorite because it was such an eclectic crowd. And I’m not going to lie, the band is pretty weird (but good music!). Also, I can’t leave out seeing Jukebox the Ghost and the Greeting Committee play in Carrboro because I love, love, love the Greeting Committee, and the band helped my friend prom-pose :’). It was super cute.

8. What did you enjoy the most about Gov. School?
Anyone who knows me knows that I can talk about Gov. School for probably a million years without taking a breath, so it’s hard to pick what I enjoyed the most. If I had to decide though, I would probably say I enjoyed the company I was in the most. In those 5 weeks, I made some of the best friends of my life, and I still talk to them everyday. Also, (like I said, it’s hard to only choose one thing) I really enjoyed attending seminars outside of class. I learned so many interesting things!

9. Favorite childhood memory?
This is a really hard one, but one of the first things that comes to mind is when Kayla Miller and I came up with our own language at her house. We were convinced that it was amazing, but all we did was just change the first letter of each word to “sh.” I guess you could say it was easy to crack.

10. Do you have a favorite class at RMA?
Any class with Mr. Stone of course! (I hope he’s reading this.)

11. If you could have lunch with any celebrity who would it be?
Virginia Wooten and Kayla Miller

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