New Youth Leadership Hall Class Announced

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
For Immediate Release


Dana Miller
Vice President-Education
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
230 E.E. Butler Parkway
P.O. Box 374
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-532-6206
Fax: 770-535-8419

New Youth Leadership Hall Class Announced

Gainesville, GA – May 8,2009: The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce initiated Youth Leadership Hall (YLH) in fall 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 consists of two sessions, fall and spring, and 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 2009-2010.

“I am grateful and honored for the opportunity to serve as the incoming QuEST (Quality Education Strategy Team) Council chairman. I am excited about the future of the program and look forward to a great year,” stated Jody Nelson, Georgia Power Company, who has served on the Youth Leadership Hall committee for the past two years. “After interviewing close to 100 students, our committee realized the high caliber students we are fortunate to have in Gainesville-Hall County. The 2009-2010 Class of Youth Leadership Hall is an exceptional group of students.”

Youth Leadership Hall County Class of 2009-2010

Brenau Academy:

Britney Reed

Chestatee High School:

Justin Atkins

Armida Arcaraz

Jackson Chandler

Megan Montrois

Cecelia Pantoja

Chelsea Wilson

East Hall High School:

Erica Cain

Ashton Cheeks

Stormy Hornsby

Eli Martinez

Autumn Mullinax

Kendyl Turk

Flowery Branch High School:

Savannah Bassett

Patrick Doyle

Jake Jacob

Ashley Jarrett

James Lambert

Katie Smallwood

Emily Wilson

Gainesville High School:

Jose Caudillo

Renee Croce

Mikalyn DeFoor

Shelley Farmer

Kelly Mattick

Eleanor Walker

Stacy Young

Johnson High School:

Katie Rowlett

Taylor Johnson

Samantha Garrett

Joana Madrigal

Chatela Young

Jessica Young

Lakeview Academy:

Nicholas Drury

Taylor Harrison

Benjamin Hicks

Lanier Career Academy:

Danielle Miller

North Georgia Christian Academy:

Amanda Ayers

Ashley Valentine

North Hall High School:

Whit Bowen

Hamilton Harper

Ben Hefner

Emily McCoun

Mallory Rich

Emily Rogers

Hope West

West Hall High School:

Jose Ibarra

Brandy Jones

Sally Justus

Neel Sharma

Malcom Moon

Kelsey Williamson

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

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