Georgia Beavers is a girl on the go. She is a high school senior this year, but her life has already been marked with extraordinary accomplishments. Her mother will tell you that just the fact that she is walking is miracle enough as everyone, including the doctors who tended to the premature Georgia, predicted she would never walk. She was born with many medical complications, but it is her cerebral palsy that is the most evident now.
Georgia is a Star Girl – she loves anything having to do with astronomy and has won several science fair awards during her school years in the local, regional and state levels. She was even honored with a national medal from the U.S. Navy. Her accomplishments led to an invitation to attend the prestigious International Astronomical Youth Camp this past summer. The camp which is held at a different locale each year was held in Germany, and Georgia was the only American student to attend.
She admits even her friends have been unkind at times over the years, but she and her mother are quick to point at the scores of “touchstones” who watched out for her. These teachers and friends were always keeping an eye on Goergia providing her safe passage as she made her own way. She dreams of studying in the field of black holes.
Let’s congratulate Georgia (and her mother) for her accomplishments !!!