Rockdale Youth Leadership kicks off Jan 14 (Jan. 13, 2012)
The graduates of the Rockdale Youth Leadership Class of 2012 celebrated the completion of the first year in the newly revived program, run by Rockdale County Public Schools and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, designed to nurture the leaders of tomorrow.
Speakers included Chamber President Lorraine Harrison, Rockdale Career Academy Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator Jeff Rogers, and Superintendent Dr. Samuel King. This year's class was made of students from all RCPS high schools nominated for their leadership potential and service.
Top, left to right: Lauren Smith (RMSST), Devon Payne (RCHS), Cole Gibson (SHS), Keelan Wright (SHS), Maryam Joseph (SHS), Briana Bilups (SHS), Jasmine Edwards (RCHS), (above) Jennifer Tindi (SHS) and RYL Advisor Susan Paul Smith, Bruce Mitchell (RCHS), Ryan Nangle (HHS), Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce President Lorraine Harrison.
Bottom, left to right: RYL advisor and Rockdale Career Academy Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator Jeff Rogers, RCPS Superintendent Dr. Samuel King, RCPS Support Services Director Dr. Garrett Brundage, Cherise Uptgrow (HHS), Amueln Wirsiy (SHS), Annalise Vojnich (SHS), Ilah Wienen (HHS), Stephanie Flores (SHS), Sarah Michaelson (HHS), Melissa Essue (SHS), Tashiana Fisher (SHS), Keylan Caldwell (HHS), Jordan Brown (HHS), Thomas Smith (HHS), Alexandra Caldwell (HHS), Emily Wilson (HHS), County Commission Chairman Richard Oden.
Not pictured: Sojourner Butler (HHS).