New Youth Leadership Hall Class

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce initiated Youth Leadership Hall (YLH) in 2005. The program is designed for high school juniors and seniors and enables students to develop leadership skills while increasing awareness of the community. The YLH program seeks to provide an investment in the community’s future leadership by fostering interest in the community and inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Students must have a satisfactory academic standing and be nominated by a teacher, administrator, coach, or extra curricular activity director. A selection committee interviewed and selected the following high school participants for 2012-2013:

Brenau Academy
Abigail Umberger

Chestatee High School
Fernanda Arcaraz
Blaine Brown
Andrew Barnett
Carolina Gijon
Taylor Jarrard
Lauren McNitt
Joey Scheman

East Hall High School
Kaitlin Buffington
Chase Cooper
Mayra Deras
Lilly Echols
JD Holloway
Brittney Campbell
Jhonny Lorenzo

Flowery Branch High School
Imani Abrahamsen
Caden Boullon
Jacob Hansen
Marissa Ivey
Joanne Jacob
Megan Kirk
Samantha Miller
Alexandra Taggart

Gainesville High School
Feliciano Divinagracia
Chase England
Ginny Highsmith
Elizabeth Leneski
Maggie Hood
Anh Nguyen
Zoe Wulz

Johnson High School
McKenna Barkley
Cynthia Castaneda
Isaac Cooper
Maitlan Henry
Savannah Ledford
Michelle Rivera
Katie Turner

Lakeview Academy
Marissa Baer
Seth Black
Ted Reynolds

Lanier Charter Career Academy
Kayla Dinkel
Emily George
Danielle Hansel

North Georgia Christian School
Jeremiah Castleberry

North Hall High School
Matt Bain
Julie Anne Eavenson
Mackenzie Potts
Victoria Rogers
McCoy Savage
Sarah Schofield
Andrew Smith
Henry Taylor

Riverside Military Academy
Michael Sims
Skyler Toney

West Hall High School
Lily Cantu
Jenny Gault
Kelsi Jones
Juan Ramirez
Chetanya Sharma
Max Wilson

For more on Youth Leadership Hall or other Greater Hall Chamber Education programs, contact Dana Miller, Chamber Vice President of Education, 770-532-6206. Email: