The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Youth Leadership Columbia County Class of 2018.
The class is composed of 30 students from five Columbia County public schools and three private schools in the area.
The juniors and sophomores were selected for their achievements in leadership, academics, athletics, music and the arts.
Youth Leadership Columbia County is a program designed to educate through experience and motivate young leaders and enable them to take an active role in their community. Students are allowed interaction with community leaders and decision-makers and are exposed to community needs, issues and resources.
Throughout the nine-month program, students focus on different aspects of our community including law enforcement, government, business and industry, technology, media, marketing and health care.
Representing the Youth Leadership Columbia County Class of 2018 are:
Cosette Alston, Greenbrier High School;
Katy Arrowood, Harlem High School;
Richie Augenstein, Greenbrier;
Alex Bates, Lakeside High School;
Samantha Bian, Greenbrier;
Dawson Booth, Evans High School;
Austin Bryant, Greenbrier;
Alen Cai, Greenbrier;
Sam Carter, Westminster Schools of Augusta;
Nanette Colon-Rios, Westminster;
Justin Dygert, Greenbrier;
Molly Echols, Grovetown;
Brandy Edwards, Greenbrier;
Sirsh Ghoshal, Lakeside;
Max Harley, Lakeside;
Rebekah Hollar, Evans;
Sarah Beth Holloway, Lakeside;
Lauren Hutto, Greenbrier;
Jordan Inglett, Greenbrier;
Brian Lesieur, Greenbrier;
Dalton Lott, Augusta Preparatory Day School;
Mattie McKinzie, Greenbrier;
Jacob Parker, Greenbrier;
CJ Pearson, Evans;
Grace Perez, Augusta Christian Schools;
Eduardo Perez, Augusta Prep;
Hunter Savage, Lakeside;
Andrew Wicklum, Greenbrier;
Olivia Wilson, Greenbrier;
Matt Wilson, Greenbrier