CANTON, GA (November 10, 2023) – The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2024 through Sunday, December 10, 2023. Students must be in 10th grade to apply.

The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee, which graduated its first class in 2001, is for participants to L.E.A.D. (lead, engage, aspire, and drive) so that they may confidently become our community’s next generation of leaders. Participants will develop a sense of community while discovering the impact of teamwork upon their peers, their schools, and Cherokee County.

The young men and women selected to participate in Teen Leadership Cherokee must attend school and/or live in Cherokee County, demonstrate outstanding qualities as existing or potential leaders, and possess the desire to effect change in their community. Participants’ academic achievements and responsibilities – working after school, active participation in school functions or membership in other organizations – will be reviewed during the selection process. The class is limited to 20 participants.

The application may be found at, under the Programs tab. To obtain additional information, please contact or call 770-345-0400. The Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2024 application window will open Monday, November 13, at 9:00 a.m. and close Sunday, December 10, at 11:59 p.m.

The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business to expand the economy and enrich the community.



Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2023

Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2023

Front row (L-R): Zuri Maina, Woodstock; Brett Fillar, Woodstock; Lavanya Shankar, River Ridge; Abby Gillis, Woodstock; Riley Schultz, River Ridge; Elizabeth Hebert, Sequoyah; Felisa Vazquez, Cherokee; Emma Miller, Cherokee; Isabella Benavides, Creekview. Second row (L-R): Leia Lankford, Woodstock; Caleb Miller, Creekview; Cade Smith, Creekview; Revis McClairen, River Ridge; Carrington Presley, River Ridge; Isabel Harper, Sequoyah; Melanie Rein, Sequoyah; Emily Wilson, River Ridge; Lois Dwomoh, Woodstock; Chair Emili Roman; Vice-Chair Todd Hayes

Cherokee High School

Emma Miller
Felisa Vazquez

Creekview High School

Isabella Benavides
Caleb Miller
Cade Smith

River Ridge High School

Revis McClairen
Carrington Presley
Riley Schultz
Lavanya Shankar
Emily Wilson

Sequoyah High School

Isabel Harper
Elizabeth Hebert
Melanie Rein

Woodstock High School

Lois Dwomoh
Brett Fillar
Abby Gillis
Leia Lankford
Zuri Maina


Emili Roman

Vice Chair

Todd Hayes





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