by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Scouts, School, and Service

student_pucci4You may have spotted her in a public service announcement at the movie theater or perhaps riding with the grand marshal in the Poway Parade. Even though Georgia Pucci has only been a 92128 resident for three years, she has made quite a splash into the community.

Georgia relocated from Portland, OR with her parents, Anthony and Trilina, and younger siblings, Hayes and Charlotte, and she has found the Sabre Springs community to be a great fit. “I love it here because lots of my friends live in my neighborhood and we can walk to school!” exclaimed Georgia. A third grader at Creekside Elementary, Georgia loves math and appreciates the diverse offerings at the school, like Spanish and karate. She has even started her own kindness missions on campus. “My friends and I write anonymous, inspirational notes and put them on people’s desks, doors, and backpacks at school. It’s my favorite way to volunteer,” she explained.


Meet Georgia

Name: Georgia Ella Pucci (9)
School: Creekside Elementary School
Grade: 3
Parents: Anthony and Trilina Pucci
Siblings: Hayes (5) and Charlotte (2)
Favorite Place in 92128: Besides my house, my friends’ houses, and then Rita’s Italian Ice!

student_pucci3Volunteering is a way of life for Georgia, from organizing an afterschool litter cleanup to handing out blessing bags to the homeless. But Georgia’s title as Miss Beach Cities, sponsored by the Children’s Youth Empowerment Council, has provided her a public service platform. “I use my title to volunteer within my community, specifically bringing awareness to my platform of responsibility to not text and drive,” Georgia explained. Part of her platform included filming a commercial with the Sheriff’s Department about the dangers of texting and driving, which now airs in theaters before movies. She has also been recognized by the Girl Scouts of America for her entrepreneurship and commitment to cookie sales. While her mom signed her up for Girl Scouts to make new friends, Georgia has received much more from the organization. “I get self-confidence knowing that I can do anything and learn how to be a kind and good role model in my community,” she acknowledged.

That self-confidence has its roots at home. Georgia shared one of her biggest inspirations: “My mom says ‘If you can see it, you can make it happen,’ so I know that whatever I can see in my mind I can make happen in my life when I grow up.” Georgia sees herself growing up to be a dance teacher, another passion in her life. For all her time in the public and with friends, Georgia admitted her favorite activity is Saturday movie night at home with her family.