Brice Bonds: Small-town standout

by | January 9, 2019 9:30 am

Last Updated: January 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Story and photo credit: www.ruralga.org

There are a few things that make Brice Bonds stand out from the crowd. For starters, he was born with cerebral palsy, so he gets around a little differently than most folks. Second, he is one third of a set of triplets—not something you come across every day. Maybe most astonishingly, he is a hard-working, well-spoken, high-achieving millennial who plans to use his college education and work experience to land a great job…in rural Georgia.

Growing up in Swainsboro, population 7,486, Brice was frequently encouraged to do his best so that one day, he could move on to some place bigger—meaning better. The logic seemed solid to the small-town kid and son of educators who saw the law of supply and demand at work in his neck of the woods when it came to long-term plans: Plenty of good people, not enough “good” jobs to go around.

What seemed like a one-way trajectory out of town came to a screeching halt when the lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan set foot on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The product of a 1A public school, Brice graduated in a class of just 80 students. ABAC felt like home, and he decided to give it a try.

“I got there and loved it,” he says.

In fact, he loved it so much and got involved in…

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