Pictured L to R: back row, standing: Vice-Chair Emili Roman, Carter Canfield, Bryce Jones, Clark Hayes, Robbie Macmillan, Elijah Herbert, Sullivan Burke, Cam’ron Walker, Hayden Roberson, Vlad Stogniy, Chair Jey Willis.  Front row, seated: Nora Khorrat, Becca Duncan, Dania Gonzalez, Jennifer Ramos-Hernandez, McKenna Kazee, Ali Feuerstein, Kinley Sikes, Remy Charleston

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that participants for the 21st 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: Sullivan Burke, Woodstock; Carter Canfield, Creekview; Remy Charleston, Cherokee; Becca Duncan, Creekview; Ali Feuerstein, Woodstock; Dania Gonzalez, Woodstock; Clark Hayes, Homeschool; Elijah Herbert, Creekview; Bryce Jones, Woodstock; McKenna Kazee, River Ridge; Nora Kharrat, Creekview; Robbie Macmillan, Woodstock; Jennifer Ramos-Hernandez, Sequoyah; Hayden Roberson, Cherokee; Vlad Stogniy, Woodstock; Cam’ron Walker, Sequoyah.

The TLC Class has already attended an Orientation with their parents and a Retreat which was held on January 22nd at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Over the next two months, the 17 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 will be held in late March to honor the class.

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, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Reinhardt University, and State Farm Insurance Jey Willis Agency. The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is for participants to lead, educate, aspire, and drive themselves so that they may confidently become our community’s next generation of leaders. For more information on the Chamber and its programs, visit CherokeeChamber.com.