The Greater Hall Chamber of celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Youth Leadership Hall. Initiated in 2005, the program now has 576 student graduates. Youth Leadership Hall 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.
Youth Leadership Hall is organized by Dana Miller, Chamber Vice President of Education, and a Selection Committee including the following: Andy Bangs, Alexander Almand & Bangs, LLC; Brad Gooch, Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc.; Clint Teston, Weaver Law; David Umberson, Greater Hall Chamber; Greg Katulka, Merrill Lynch ; Jake Green, Regions Bank; Jeff Stowe, Norton Insurance; Jessi Emmett, Hall County Treatment Services; Jimbo Floyd, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance; Judge Larry Baldwin, Georgia State Court; Julie Brumble, Chick-fil-A of Gainesville; Juli Clay, Brenau University; Katie Dubnik, Forum Communications; Leigh Cumiskey, East Hall High School; Lt. Bonner Burton, Hall County Sheriffs Office; Megan Martin, Greater Hall Chamber; Michele Piucci, Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia; Patrick O’Rouke, GA Dept of Natural Resources; Phil Bonelli, Wells Fargo; Rhonda Samples, Hall County Schools; Sam Couvillon, BB&T Insurance Services; Shelley Davis, Greater Hall Chamber; Steven Mickens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.
The 2015-2016 class is the largest yet with 72 students. The program begins with a kick-off program at the Gainesville Civic Center in August with educators, principals, superintendents, volunteers and parents. Students will participate in monthly programs on topics such as the judicial system, healthcare, servant leadership, and economic development. Students must have a satisfactory academic standing and be nominated by a teacher, administrator, coach, or extra curricular activity director.
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Class:
Chestatee High SchoolMerrie Barnett Luke Grater Barron King Ivan Martin Natalie McNitt Jordan Pruitt Allison Scheman Mackenzie Staples Christofer Zepeda
East Hall High SchoolMariana Alarcon-Ayala Cassidy Buffington Eduardo Carrasco Triston Cooper Julie Fowler Carly Griffin Nichsmen Lopez Claudia Mendoza
Flowery Branch HighMeg Hansen Madalyn Hetzel Lauren Hill Kassidy Thomas Ashley Grant Jake Shewbert Sterling Sykes Daniel Torres
Gainesville High SchoolDaniel Cannon Margaret Carpenter Carlee Cosper Anna Diaz Bill Hood Indria Islas Billy Jackson Sai Veda Pramoda Karnati
Johnson High SchoolIsaac Burkhart Emory Burkhead Susan Ellis Josh Henderson Isaac Henry Michaela Merida Brandon Perez Andrew Sims Natalie Smith
Lakeview AcademyStephanie Eubanks Luke Lovell Trent Partin Emma Reinhardt Anna Lee Skinner Georgia Whitehead
North Georgia Christian SchoolDavis Martin Shantelle Stauffer
North Hall High SchoolTucker Buffington Abby Cape Jackson Carter Taylor Clark Morgan Dunagan Ashely Johnston Herndon Lee Whitten Powell Carianne Whitlow
Riverside Military AcademyRichard Cobb Dallas Kvach An Nguyen Kevin Reale Watson Thomas Logan Whitmire
West Hall High SchoolErica Bassett Jesse Bridgewater Morgan Burgess Kristine Hunter Eduardo Jimenez Meagan Kelling Kaylee Orr