33 high school students enroll in youth leadership program
Jake Steel, a sophomore at Riverwood International Charter School, handles the YLSS ropes course challenge at Zaban Park.
Thirty-three high school students are taking part in a second annual class conducted by Youth Leadership Sandy Springs, the program announced.
Twenty sophomores and 13 juniors from eight high schools were inducted into the program during a ceremony Aug. 14 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School’s fine arts building, the youth leadership program said in a press release. The students all live in Sandy Springs.
The program is intended to give participants leadership training combined with a series of civic awareness programs, YLSS says. The students meet with city leaders, get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement, explore the Chattahoochee River and city parks, and meet with developers and city planners. In the spring, the group will work on a service project.
Taking part in the program, by school, are:
Riverwood International Charter School: Michele Avilez, Asher Berman, Rachel Carlson, Megan Cohen, Halle Ewing, Ednand Garduno, Sarah Hamer, Alec Nathan, Madeleine Sibert, Adam Segal, Ari Soren, Jacob Steel, Hanna Wendlandt, Jack Zucker.
North Springs Charter High School: Annie Asher, Maya Berinhout, Steven Burgess, DeUndre Eberhart, Naomi Levison, Olivia Sachs.
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School: Christian Burke, Emily Fredendall, Bill Lampe, Robert Luo, David Stromquist.
Marist School: Annie Beeson.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School: Blake Barber, Erin Ernst, Kennan Luther.
The Weber School: Jake Weiser.
Holy Spirit Preparatory School: Lena Liebrecht-Jones, Andrew Agrippina.
Woodward Academy: Lexie Lobel.