PRESS RELEASE

CANTON, GA (Jan. 22, 2024) – The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that participants for the 23rd Annual Teen Leadership Cherokee (TLC) Class have been selected. Applicants, all high school sophomores who live in Cherokee County, were asked to submit an in-depth application, including their school and community involvement, as well as a video answering the question “Why should I be selected for Teen Leadership Cherokee?” The applications and videos were reviewed by local business leaders who selected the class.

Students selected are:

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL

  • Grayson Prien, Cherokee
  • Shane Saulinskas, Cherokee
  • Aven Wright, Cherokee

CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

  • Michael Westemeier, Creekview

ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL

  • Halen Howell, Etowah
  • Kendra Koschewa, Etowah

FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

  • Troy Turner, Fellowship Christian School

RIVER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

  • Fazil Baquri, River Ridge
  • Annabell Meyer, River Ridge

SEQUOYAH HIGH SCHOOL

  • Anjali Gavalas, Sequoyah
  • Austin Nelson, Sequoyah
  • Madison Stevens, Sequoyah

WOODSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL

  • Finn Burke, Woodstock
  • Jaxon Foster, Woodstock
  • Daniela Gonzalez Gaspar, Woodstock
  • Ashley Graham, Woodstock
  • Ella Graziano, Woodstock
  • Ivy Lamar, Woodstock
  • Keelin Murray, Woodstock
  • Evan Williams, Woodstock

The TLC Class has attended an orientation with their parents and a retreat, which was held on January 20 at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Over the next two months, the 20 class members will develop a sense of community while discovering the impact of teamwork upon their peers, their schools, and Cherokee County. A graduation ceremony honoring the class will be held in late March.

The TLC program is made possible this year by the generous support of program sponsors Allegro Business Products, Chattahoochee Technical College, Cherokee Recreation and Parks, Cobb EMC, Delta Community Credit Union, Harmony Orthodontics, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Reinhardt University, and State Farm Insurance Jey Willis Agency.

The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is for participants to lead, engage, aspire, and drive so that they may confidently become our community’s next generation of leaders. 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. For information on the Chamber and its programs, visit CherokeeChamber.com.

Second Row (L-R)

Stephanie Villasenor, TLC Vice Chair, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Inc.; Grayson Prien; Troy Turner; Shane Saulinskas; Finn Burke; Ivy Lamar; Halen Howell; Fazil Baquri; Austin Nelson; Jaxon Foster; Michael Westemeier; Todd Hayes, TLC Chair, Cherokee County Office of the Solicitor-General

FRONT ROW (L-R)

Annabell Meyer; Aven Wright; Madison Stevens; Keelin Murray; Everett Koschewa; Anjali Gavalas; Evan Williams; Ashley Graham; Daniela Gonzalez Gaspar; Ella Graziano

 

 

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