Senior Spotlight: Brandt Groves

Piedmont senior, Brandt Groves, has wanted to serve in the Marines since he was twelve years old. August 8th, 2019, Brandt was sworn in to serve with the Marines.  Within a month of graduating from high school, he will ship off to bootcamp in Parris Island, SC for three months where he will earn the title of Marine.  Infantry training at Camp Lejeune will come next.  Then he will spend six month doing equipment and water survival training in Pensacola, FL.   Marines serve on U.S. Navy ships, protect naval bases, guard U.S. embassies, and provide an ever-ready quick strike force to protect U.S. interests anywhere in the world. Piedmont is honored to have one of their best students, join one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.

Piedmont’s core value of character is most important to Brandt. He says, “It does not matter if I have the highest grades or am the best athlete, if I am a jerk to everyone. Character is what matters most.  We must treat the people around us with good integrity.  For rising Freshman, I encourage you not to be concerned about the things that are out of your control. Be satisfied when you do your best.”

Always an honor roll student, Brandt has won the Pre-Calculus award, Honors Spanish award, and Honors English award for Outstanding Poet.  Guitar and Spanish have been his favorite classes at Piedmont.  Before he graduates, Brandt will have completed 12 college classes through the Career and College Promise classes, four of which he took this past summer.  Brandt Groves is the portrait of a Piedmont graduate.