The program, sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to "develop the knowledge and leadership skills of young people in Cherokee County so they may confidently become our leaders of tomorrow," the chamber said in a news release.
The students are:
Yeseul Heo, Sequoyah High; Dixie Rich, Creekview High; Donovan Giardina, Sequoyah; Luke Berryhill, River Ridge High; Julia Morrow, Cherokee Christian School; Caitlin Franchini, Sequoyah; Samantha Rolka, Creekview; Cherokee Rabjohn, River Ridge; Lucy Groves, Cherokee High; Paula Ruiz, Woodstock High; Emily Stuchlik, Etowah High; Breeara Murphy, Woodstock; Miles Ruff, Cherokee; Joshua Minter, Etowah; Molly Perkins, River Ridge; Nick Duclos, Sequoyah; James Lindsay, Sequoyah; Coleman Pecht, Sequoyah; Katie Carlsen, River Ridge; and Amber Richards, Sequoyah.
Over the next three months, the students will now participate in four class sessions and complete individual projects. Each session will touch on topics such as community involvement, economic and educational responsibility, personal development and team building.