JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The 2019 class of Student Leadership Johns Creek held their graduation ceremony and induction of their new class April 11.
Mayor Mike Bodker and Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann were guest speakers at the ceremony. Fulton County Area Superintendent Tim Corrigan and City Councilwoman Stephanie Endres presented graduation cords and completion certificates to the 46 Student Leadership Johns Creek graduates.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was also there to recognize the Secretary of State Ambassadors. Student Leadership Johns Creek has won the statewide competition for the second straight year.
Student Leadership Johns Creek is a two-year program that involves student leaders from all 4 Johns Creek High Schools. Participants in the first-year program learn leadership skills and adopt a community service project.
The students attend programs to learn about their state and city government. Students in the second-year work more independently to complete two multi-media projects.
The first is a personal portfolio exploring resume building, which serves them well as they begin the college application process. In addition, the students work with business professionals on mock interviewing skills and proper ways to manage their digital footprint.
The second project is to shadow a business professional in a field they are considering pursuing. These business leaders have included Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO Marilyn Margolis, Mayor Mike Bodker, Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley, medical professionals from the area and marketing experts in many of the area’s top business firms including the Coca-Cola corporation.
The class of 2019 included the following students from Centennial High School, Corey Braun, Madison Bryant, Bailey Hebermehl, Rane Hill, Jenny Liu, Max Lucas, Will McCall, Elijah Medwed, Sumir Nemani, Callen Sweigart and Brady Williams.
From Chattahoochee High School, Sid Balaga, Erin Chang, Adiva Dutta, Xuanming Gu, Emily Guo, Vanisha Kudumuri, Emilia Osgoode, Seohyun Park, Suraj Peramanu, Srija Sengupta, Bree Stabler and Sindhu Tunki were recognized.
Th Johns Creek High School graduates were Samantha Bakal, Ryan Clapper, Cece Crumbley, Aranya Gupta, Maansi Gupta, Kriti Kothari, Olivia Logan, Sarah McWhirter, Nick Neuber, Evan Penn, and Kate Powers.
From Northview High School, the honorees were Kelsey Ahn, Nathaniel Alemayehu, Madison Brown, Amshu Chakragiri, Shashank Ganeshan, Dhyuti Gopalakrishna, Neha Gugaraj, Aniruddha Gupta, Kaitlyn Jung, Anuhya Kasam, Rory Pan and Livia Tibuleac.
Student Leadership Johns Creek also announced the Class of 2021. From Centennial High, the participants will be Evan Albright, Tamera McDuffie and Leslie Velasquez.
The Chattahoochee High participants will be Medhini Anand, Ashley Elam, Atharv Elamsenthil, Betty Guo, Michelle Ho, Sneha Jayanthi, Esther Kim, Praneeth Kota, Gayatri Kumar, Riley McCabe, Aditi Mohan, Aadhav Prabu, Julia Scott, Olivia Shaffer, Apurva Sharma, Sneha Tallam, Alison Yau and Akhila Yellapragada;
From Johns Creek High, Sam Beagle, Klara Choi, Emily Cory, Elizabeth Douglas, Catherine Hannah, Asa Hawkins, Omeed Kalan, Siddharth Kawatra, Lydia Grace Logan, Luke Michaelis, Katie Ree, Anushka Sharma, Arya Sheth, Allison Swift, Margaret Wei and Carly Yin were selected.
Northview High students will include Noreen Ali, Navya Bingi, Ashutosh Chakragiri, Edward Chen, Anika Dahiya, Tianyu Dong, Adi Gupta, Melissa Liu, Anish Nair, Janice Nam, Niyomi Shah, Samay Shah, Samad Shaikh, Sneha Sharma, Anshi Vajpayee and Julie Wu.
More information about Student Leadership Johns Creek can be found at studentleadershipjohnscreek.com.