Youth Leadership Celebrates 10 Years

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 School

Merrie Barnett
Luke Grater
Barron King
Ivan Martin
Natalie McNitt
Jordan Pruitt
Allison Scheman
Mackenzie Staples
Christofer Zepeda

East Hall High School

Mariana Alarcon-Ayala
Cassidy Buffington
Eduardo Carrasco
Triston Cooper
Julie Fowler
Carly Griffin
Nichsmen Lopez
Claudia Mendoza

Flowery Branch High

Meg Hansen
Madalyn Hetzel
Lauren Hill
Kassidy Thomas
Ashley Grant
Jake Shewbert
Sterling Sykes
Daniel Torres

Gainesville High School

Daniel Cannon
Margaret Carpenter
Carlee Cosper
Anna Diaz
Bill Hood
Indria Islas
Billy Jackson
Sai Veda Pramoda Karnati

Johnson High School

Isaac Burkhart
Emory Burkhead
Susan Ellis
Josh Henderson
Isaac Henry
Michaela Merida
Brandon Perez
Andrew Sims
Natalie Smith

Lakeview Academy

Stephanie Eubanks
Luke Lovell
Trent Partin
Emma Reinhardt
Anna Lee Skinner
Georgia Whitehead

North Georgia Christian School

Davis Martin
Shantelle Stauffer

North Hall High School

Tucker Buffington
Abby Cape
Jackson Carter
Taylor Clark
Morgan Dunagan
Ashely Johnston
Herndon Lee
Whitten Powell
Carianne Whitlow

Riverside Military Academy

Richard Cobb
Dallas Kvach
An Nguyen
Kevin Reale
Watson Thomas
Logan Whitmire

West Hall High School

Erica Bassett
Jesse Bridgewater
Morgan Burgess
Kristine Hunter
Eduardo Jimenez
Meagan Kelling
Kaylee Orr