At a Glance: Maynard H. Jackson High School

Maynard H. Jackson High School will hold commencement exercises on May 24, 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Institute of Technology’s McCamish Pavilion. Principal Adam Danser and the entire Jaguar family have plenty to brag about: 268 graduates with a 80 percent college acceptance rate, garnering over $12 million in scholarships!

Get to know these exceptional seniors.

Maynard Jackson High School senior, Bendsondy Pierre was 15 years old when he and his family traveled to America in pursuit of greater opportunity. After a 20 year wait, the Pierre family were finally able to begin their journey as U.S. citizens, but for Bendsondy that meant a complete reset. Read more.

Blake Gooden has options. He continues to transform himself, adapting to new spaces, bringing along his intellect and high energy. His journey has been quite the learning lesson, but he plans to take what he has learned and apply it on the campus of the University of Georgia. Read more.

A servant leader is who Koluchi Odiegwu has become. This Maynard Jackson High School senior, has used her life’s lessons as a catalyst for change. She dreams of becoming a global citizen, serving, giving and saving lives from around the world. Read more.

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