Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2023


Graduates of the Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2024 include:

Front Row (l to r): Anjali Gavalas; Keelin Murray; Madison Stevens; Evan Williams; Daniela Gonzalez; Everett Koschewa; Ivy Lamar; Ashley Graham; Annabell Meyer; Ella Graziano; Aven Wright.

Second Row (l to r): Todd Hayes, TLC Chair, Cherokee County Office of the Solicitor-General; Shane Saulinskas; Grayson Prien; Jaxon Foster; Michael Westemeier; Halen Howell; Austin Nelson; Troy Turner; Fazil Baquri; Finn Burke; Stephanie Villasenor, TLC Vice-Chair, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Inc.

Organized in 2000 and graduating its first class back in 2001, the mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is for participants to lead, engage, aspire, and drive themselves so that they may confidently become our community’s next generation of leaders. Participants will develop a sense of community while discovering the impact of teamwork upon their peers, their schools, and Cherokee County.

The young men and women selected to participate in Teen Leadership Cherokee must be in 10th grade and attend school in Cherokee County and/or live in Cherokee County, demonstrate outstanding qualities as existing or potential leaders, and possess the desire to effect change in their community. Participants’ academic achievements and responsibilities – working after school, active participation in school functions or membership in other organizations – will be reviewed during the selection process.

The class is limited to 20 students.  Funded by businesses and community organizations, there is no cost to participants.

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