A Sequoyah High School Class of 2020 graduate has earned the annual $5,000 college scholarship awarded by Waste Management/Pine Bluff Landfill.
Jack McGarry has won the scholarship, which is presented by the company to one graduating senior from a different CCSD high school each year. The Class of 2020 school is Sequoyah High School, and the company’s Pine Bluff Community Advisory Board scholarship committee selected Jack, who plans to pursue a degree in mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as the winner from a pool of outstanding applicants. This is the 13th anniversary of the annual scholarship presentation.
“Congratulations to Jack on this achievement, and to his family and teachers, as I know you must be very proud,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “This is a generous and competitive scholarship, which we greatly appreciate Waste Management and Pine Bluff for continuing to sponsor. We look forward to Jack’s future successes, as we know he will represent his school and community well at Georgia Tech!”
An outstanding scholar athlete, Jack was inducted into both the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. He lettered as a four-year member of the wrestling team, for which he served as captain and competed as a state qualifier, and played football for two years. He volunteered at his school, with his church and in the community. Jack also works part-time at his neighborhood’s clubhouse.
As part of the application, Jack was asked to briefly describe himself, and he wrote: “I’m determined; I will always persevere. I’m courageous; never showing fear. I’m humble; never will I boast. I’m hard-working; never will I coast.”