PNBGC member slam dunks scholarship to College

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Basketball has always been a passion for Marquesha Mallory. Between playing for Greene County High School and practicing inside the walls of Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club as a member, Marquesha is often found with a basketball in her hands. 

Her dream to play college basketball recently came true, as East Georgia offered Marquesha a two-year scholarship to play for the Bobcats. 

A Club member for just two years, Marquesha has become a standout Club leader. 

“I love coming to the Club to work with the younger kids and continue learning about how to become a great leader in my community,” she shared. 

In 2018, Marquesha’s leadership within the Club grew as she was offered a job through the Club’s summer work program.

“Ms. Marquesha worked during the 2018 summer as a Youth Development Professional and was such a delight that we decided hire her as a part time staff to remain a Youth Development Professional,” Diedra Richbow, PNBGC Program Coordinator shared. “And, now Marquesha serves in our Membership Clerk position. She’s been such a wonderful role model for our youth and fellow peers.”

Marquesha’s dedication to her grades and work life balance are obvious. She’s been able to maintain a 3.5 GPA in high school while being a student athlete, keeping a jog at the Club and her studies. 

Graduating soon, Marquesha said she’s looking forward to this new chapter in her life and is extremely grateful to those who have helped shape her life, including the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club. 

To learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, visit or call 706-920-1400.