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CLASS of 2014

Reaching the


Gwinnett County Public Schools May 2014

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

This publication captures a snapshot of the Class of 2014, with photos, facts, and just a few of the scholarships and awards garnered by members of this outstanding group of students. We know that many, many more of our students earned prestigious honors and scholarships that are not part of this publication. And we estimate that listing just the names of all of our graduates would take 73 pages! Congratulations to all of the members of the Class of 2014. We are so very proud of you!

Table of Contents A Salute to Our Seniors


Scholarships and Recognitions


Celebrating the Class of 2014


Graduation Schedule

Valedictorians and Salutatorians


Gwinnett Student Leadership Team 13

STAR Students



Roll your cursor over the page to see links in the text.

Front Cover: A Brookwood senior tackles the challenge of a climbing wall during the Senior Luau. Back Cover: Peachtree High seniors become their favorite childhood movie characters for Disney

Dress-up Day.

A Salute to Our Seniors We have nearly 11,000 reasons to be excited about the Class of 2014. On the road to graduation, the members of our largest-ever graduating class have posted some impressive statistics and created some wonderful memories. Later this month, walking the stage and receiving their diploma will close the chapter on high school for our graduates, but open a new chapter on college, careers, and the rest of their lives. Most of our 21 diploma-granting high schools will hold graduation ceremonies in high school stadiums or the Gwinnett Center, starting with Phoenix High graduates on May 19 and wrapping up with Norcross grads on May 26. In the fall, a high percentage of seniors— 84%— are headed to universities, colleges, and postsecondary schools in Georgia and around the country, with one in every five college-bound graduates offered at least one scholarship. As of April 2014, our graduates have been offered more than $148 million in academic, athletic, and military scholarships, the largest-ever scholarship tally for GCPS. Most scholarships, more than $90.5 million, were earned for academic achievement— not including HOPE awards (typically, about a third of graduates) or the full-ride scholarships awarded to GCPS’ 15 Gates Millennium Scholars and 24 QuestBridge Scholars. Student athletes earned more than $52.7 million in athletic scholarships. A group of 14 young leaders earned appointments to one of the nation’s military service academies, worth more than $5 million in scholarships. They are joined by 463 seniors who have chosen to serve their country through military service after graduation. About 740 students will go to work after high school, many boasting credentials and certificates earned through our technical education program and sought after by local employers. Among those impressive statistics for the Class of 2014 is the record number of seniors who are graduating with a grade percent average of 90 or better. Among our 2,523 Honor Graduates are each school’s highest-ranking students— the valedictorian (1st in class) and the salutatorian (2nd in class). Nearly half of Gwinnett seniors took on the challenge and rigor of college-level Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses their last year in high school, taking a total of 12,010 AP or IB classes, another record. In addition, 426 seniors were dual-enrolled, earning both high school and college credit. Look for more fun facts, figures, and photos from the Class of 2014 throughout this issue.

Student athletes at Duluth High were offered more than $7.9 million in athletic scholarships.

Senior athletes at Meadowcreek High celebrate a win for Homecoming 2013.

More than half of GSMST seniors are Honor Graduates and every senior takes Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Celebrating the

Class of 2014

Click here to enjoy more scenes from Senior Week celebrations around the county.

Fun facts, figures, and photos from our graduating seniors Total scholarship offers to Norcross graduates topped $16.6 million.

annel their inner geek

Dacula High seniors ch

on Nerd Day.

Students at Mill Creek High were offered more than $9.3 million in academic scholarships.

81% of South Gwinnett graduates plan to pursue postsecondary education or training.

A Shiloh senior is the last of 10 children in her family to graduate as a Proud Shiloh General. For 26 years, one or more of her siblings has attended the school, with graduates in the classes of 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, and now 2014.


Thanks to her school’s online format, the valedictorian of Gwinnett Online Campus was able to travel for dance opportunities during the school year— including auditions in Europe— while staying on track with her academics.

A Mountain View senior checks out the yearbook. Fourteen Berkmar students earned full-ride QuestBridge scholarships.

Parkview seniors celebrate Twin Day during Senior Week.

The largest graduating class in Peachtree Ridge history includes 781 seniors

A set of triplets is graduating from Collins Hill.


Seniors turn Lanier High into East Egg on Gatsby Day.

North Gwinnett seniors have contributed 44,807.76 hours of community service.

an With more th , n 800 stude ts d o o Brookw est s a h the larg la c ss, graduating sely followed clo k and by Mill Cree idge. Peachtree R

These Archer seni

ors will head up th e East Coast to go to college on full-rid e scholarships.

More than 200 students will earn a diploma through the non-traditional program at Phoenix High.

87% of Grayson graduates plan to pursue postsecondary education or training. 4

Central Gwinnett seniors celebrate Decades

Day during Senior Week.

2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Archer High School

Matthew McNeeley Valedictorian

Berkmar High School

Amber Fleeman Salutatorian

Mati T. Nemera Valedictorian

Brookwood High School

Elion Bufi


Central Gwinnett High School

Martha S. Weber Salutatorian

Braden Glover Valedictorian

Collins Hill High School

Riley M. Poynter Valedictorian

Allison Burg Salutatorian

Abhirup Ramachandiran Salutatorian

Hannah Supple Salutatorian

Savannah Holbrook Salutatorian

Dacula High School

Melissa Johnson Valedictorian

Duluth High School

Justin J. Choi Valedictorian

Hong-Hanh Thi Nguyen Salutatorian

Heather Nikole Gee Salutatorian

Grayson High School


Sydney A. Wade Valedictorian

Chandler Ray Salutatorian

2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Gwinnett Online Campus

Abigrace Diprima Valedictorian

Shona Jackson Salutatorian

William “Willie” Jin Valedictorian

Lanier High School

Virginia Olivier Valedictorian

Meadowcreek High School

Cindy Nguyen

Ashley Bahrenburg Salutatorian


Mill Creek High School

Hyeon Woo “Eric” Shim Valedictorian

Michael Wang Salutatorian

Hannah Dinh Salutatorian

Mountain View High School

Sandrine Lefebvre Valedictorian

Timothy Le Salutatorian

Norcross High School

Stephen B. Jenkins Salutatorian

North Gwinnett High School

Photo not available.

Nicole Willis Valedictorian

Rakin Mohammed Salutatorian


Eunhye Choi Valedictorian

Apoorva Gangavelli Salutatorian

2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Parkview High School

Aprotim Cory Bhowmik Valedictorian

Peachtree Ridge High School

Michael A. Yu Salutatorian

Rikhil R. Shah Valedictorian

Shiloh High School

Rebeka Zahirovic Valedictorian

Leigh E. Johnson Salutatorian

South Gwinnett High School

Chi Nguyen

Nahom Solomon Salutatorian


Kimarah Laurent Salutatorian

2014 Star Students

Each STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) student is the senior in the top 10% of his or her class with the highest SAT score. The STAR students from Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, North Gwinnett High, and Parkview High tied for designation as Gwinnett County’s 2014 STAR Student for having the highest SAT scores among the districtwide Class of 2014. As part of the recognition, each STAR student selects a teacher as an educator who had a strong influence on his or her academic career. Local sponsors of the event include the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, DeVry University, Georgia Power, Peach State Federal Credit Union, Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Odemi Pessu, Archer High

Soobin Oh, Lanier High

Mati T. Nemera, Berkmar High

Quang Vo, Meadowcreek High

Vamsi Reddy, Brookwood High

Hyeon Woo “Eric” Shim, Mill Creek High (tie)

Roy Clackum, Central Gwinnett High

Nicholas Gomez, Mill Creek High (tie)

Riley M. Poynter, Collins Hill High (tie)

Stephen B. Jenkins, Mountain View High

Steven Tammen, Collins Hill High (tie)

Gwen Kvasnicka, Norcross High

Lixin Wang, Collins Hill High (tie)

Apoorva Gangavelli, North Gwinnett High

Gavin Figueroa, Dacula High

Michael A. Yu, Parkview High

Jason Wang, Duluth High

Mehul Bhagat, Peachtree Ridge High

Audriana Simms, Grayson High

Rebeka Zahirovic, Shiloh High

Abigrace Diprima, Gwinnett Online Campus

Claire Rohrer, South Gwinnett High

William “Willie” Jin, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology


National Scholarship Winners

2014 Gates Millennium Scholars

2014 QuestBridge Scholars

The Gates Millennium scholarship covers college tuition for each recipient’s entire college career, and is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Honorees were selected based on a review of their academic record, community involvement, demonstrated leadership, and their families’ need for financial assistance. The program recognizes high-achieving African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students. Only 1,000 students from across the country are selected for this honor each year.

QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that links highachieving, low-income students to some of the nation’s most selective colleges. The organization partners with colleges to offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need. This list includes QuestBridge Scholars known at press time.

Archer High Micheline Amisi— University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Berkmar High Kevin Bollo— Northwestern University

Brookwood High Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Adelusi— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Khoi Cao— University of Virginia

Meadowcreek High Nabilah Khanam— Georgia State University

Nancy Nguyen— Emory University

Mariama Sowe— Bowdoin College Quang Tran— University of Chicago

Norcross High Thien-Phuoc Do— Emory University or University of Chicago

Shiloh High Brandon Johnson— New York University

Mati T. Nemara— University of Notre Dame

Henok Sososa— University of Notre Dame

Mountain View High Thaxton Lipscomb— Clemson University

Peachtree Ridge High Brian Chung— Dartmouth University

Salam Nassar— Bowdoin College

Kwame (Amancio) Romero Sackey— Emory University

Jonathan Peraza— Emory University

Parkview High Hildana Haileyesus— Duke University

Jasmin Espinosa— Stanford University

Tom Nguyen— Davidson College

Caridad Milanes— Georgia State University

North Gwinnett High Annie Yang— University of California, Berkeley or The University of Georgia

Maria (Valerie) Caamano-Pichardo— University of Notre Dame

Naimul Hasan— University of Virginia

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology *Chinye E. Ijeli— University of Chicago

Benazir Haseen— Georgia State University

Odemi Pessu— Brown University

Alberto Feregrino— Pomona College

Dacula High Paula Deroseney— Emory University

Josselyn Garcia— Emory University

Archer High Jalencia Wade­— Amherst College

Brookwood High Lindsay Garrett— University of Chicago Collins Hill High Eun Sol Cho— Vassar University Mary U. Nosa— Columbia University Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology *Chinye E. Ijeli— University of Chicago Erika Ikizake— Vanderbilt University Wooil (Paul) Kim— Pomona College Daniela Ruíz— Northwestern University Shiloh High Justin Willis— Brown University

*Student selected as both a Gates Millennium Scholar and a QuestBridge Scholar.

National Scholarship Winners Both the 2014 National Merit competition and the competition for National Achievement Scholars began with results of the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Competition Qualifying Tests, taken in the junior year. Last fall, semifinalists were designated, based on the highest scores in the states that make up each region. A rigorous selection process determines finalists for scholarship awards. Typically, National Merit and National Achievement scholarships are one-time awards of $2,500.

2014 National Merit Semifinalists

2014 National Achievement Semifinalists

Asterisks designate scholarship winners reported for corporateand NMSC-funded scholarships. Additional scholarships will be awarded by colleges later this month and in July to students in this list. Berkmar High Mill Creek High Mati T. Nemera Brian T. Horst Joshua D. Neely Brookwood High Hyeon Woo “Eric” Shim Nicholas J. Bond

The National Achievement Scholarship Program provides scholarships to academically promising Black American students. Asterisks designate scholarship winners.

Hannah Lee Zahra Vasaya Martha S. Weber

Mountain View High Stephen B. Jenkins Mary K. Wirl

Collins Hill High Riley M. Poynter

North Gwinnett High Lauren B. Aycock Eunhye Choi Jason T. Feng Apoorva Gangavelli Caroline M. Howard Kamillah J. Kassam

Duluth High School Justin J. Choi Nicole O. Hofmann Ebuka Imachukwu Jasmine D. Pillarisetti Jason S. Wang Angela L. Zhang Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Ryan T. Clark Rachel E. Cooper Yu Kyung Han Erika L. Ikizake William “Willie” H. Jin Ryan Kelly Melissa L. Kuester Cameron J. Rhodes Mark Wang Michael Wang Grayson High School Christina T. Lanier

Parkview High Aprotim Cory Bhowmik Nicholas S. Button William D. Freeman Scott P. Schultz Lihua Shu Michael A. Yu Peachtree Ridge High David T. Chen Brian H. Chung Nitant Dandekar Hasit Dewan Emily R. Evans Andrew K. Huff Leigh E. Johnson Sujay Kalathoor Jaerin Lee Natalie C. Murray Grace S. Pak Leesa C. Quinlan Tithi S. Raval Rikhil R. Shah

Archer High Destineé L. Pope

Mountain View High Wandia N. Mureithi*

Berkmar High Mati T. Nemera* Kwame (Amancio) Romero Sackey

Norcross High Etienne N. Laccruche Anya M. Martin

Collins Hill High Mary U. Nosa* Duluth High Jasmine M. Bouges Ebuka Imachukwu Grayson High Brendan J. Baird Maya A. Carter Gabrielle W. Johnson Audriana Simms Sydney A. Wade* Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Kimberly Fievre Chinye E. Ijeli* Renae R. Irving* David P. Mbonu Kira Pyronneau* Donovan Sylve Colin O. Webb


North Gwinnett High Kara P. Jones* Parkview High Milan M. Ravenell* Peachtree Ridge High Leesa C. Quinlan* Imani A. Scott-Blackwell Lauren A. Taylor

GCPS Scholarship Winners Other 2014 Scholarships awarded through the GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc. Annually, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., facilitates a numGwinnett County Public Schools ber of one-time scholarships that are awarded to graduating seniors due to the generosity of local businesses and organizations and contributions from generous staff and community members. Nearly 50 graduating seniors earned $52,000 in district and schoolspecific scholarships administered through the Foundation, including those on this page. (Thanks, also, to the many other community organizations and businesses that support our students with awards and scholarships!)


2014 J. Alvin Wilbanks Scholarship ($2,500)

2014 Jim Maran Scholarship for STEM Studies ($2,000)

Sponsored by Peach State Credit Union and GCPS Foundation Fund— Established in 2007 in honor of CEO/Superintendent Wilbanks’ more than four decades of service to public education, and in recognition of his leadership in guiding the district to state and national prominence, the fund provides a one-time scholarship to two seniors pursuing a career in education.

Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— Established in 2013 and named in honor of the longtime Gwinnett Chamber president, it is awarded to a senior who plans to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Olivia Chong of Brookwood High 2014 Robbie Susan Moore Scholarship ($1,000)

Keri Barrientos of Collins Hill High Mehul Bhagat of Peachtree Ridge High

Sponsored by United Ebony Society of Gwinnett— Founded in 2011 in honor of community activist Robbie Susan Moore, this one-time scholarship recognizes college-bound seniors dedicated to community service.

2014 Louise Radloff Scholarship ($2,500) Sponsored by Peach State Credit Union and GCPS Foundation Fund— This one-time scholarship recognizes two Gwinnett County seniors who have overcome a significant personal challenge in order to graduate. This fund was established in 2004 in honor of four decades of service by Gwinnett County Board of Education member Louise Radloff.

Briuna Lemons, Mill Creek High Abril Castro, Peachtree Ridge High Nicholas Na, Brookwood High 2014 King Memorial Mathematics Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— Established in 2013 in honor of mathematics instructor and former GCPS mathematics coordinator Dr. William King, this one-time award to a graduating GCPS senior with a desire to pursue a mathematicsrelated field.

Duane Thomas Lee of Archer High William Donald Zimmer of Mill Creek High 2014 Alton C. Crews Teaching Scholarship ($1,500) Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— Since 2002, donations made in memory of Dr. Crews (GCPS superintendent, 1977–89) have funded this one-time scholarship, awarded this year to three GCPS seniors pursuing a career in education.

Lovette Chinyere Ekwebelem of Dacula High 2014 Susan D. Headley Scholarship ($1,000) Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— This one-time award recognizes a college-bound student who exhibits good character, a love of learning, and a desire to further his or her education.

Corey Crain Gray, Jr., of Central Gwinnett High Jonathan Peraza of Meadowcreek High Peter Mark Schlueter of Mountain View High

Stephen B. Jenkins of Mountain View High

2014 GCPS Foundation STEM Scholarship ($1,000)

2014 Dr. Barbara Reed Science Scholarship ($500)

Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— Established in 2013, this scholarship is awarded to one or more GCPS graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a college course of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Sponsored by GCPS Foundation Fund— Named in honor of a longtime Gwinnett educator who also served as the district’s director of science, this one-time award provides special consideration to applicants interested in science education.

Mark P. Lougee of Peachtree Ridge High Lindsey Thrift of Brookwood High

Jessie Yuan of Gwinnett School of Science, Mathematics, and Technology

2014 Award for Excellence in Academics Scholarship ($300) Sponsored by Drs. Meena and J. J. Shah— This one-time scholarship is awarded to GCPS’ 20 valedictorians. The Shah family, founders of Gwinnett Clinic, have awarded the scholarship to Gwinnett valedictorians since 2006.

Donors make a difference! A gift to the GCPS


Foundation Fund is the best way to ensure that current and future students are afforded the very best in educational opportunities. Gifts may be directed to dedicated scholarship funds, districtwide needs, or to a specific cluster or initiative. Please make your gift online today!

Other Special Honors 2014 Service Academy Appointments

2014 Georgia Scholars

The U.S. Service Academies are four-year postsecondary institutions that combine educational excellence with military officer training. Students accepted to the academies receive a free four-year education in return for a commitment to serve in the active-duty military after graduation. In order to be admitted, students must receive a congressional nomination from either their U.S. Representative or Senator and must meet the highly competitive educational and extracurricular standards that are set by the individual academies as well as standards for physical aptitude and medical fitness.

The Georgia Scholar Program is a recognition program by the Georgia Department of Education honoring high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life.

Archer High John W. Gillis— U.S. Naval Academy Berkmar High Victor Jamaal Hutchinson— U.S. Naval Academy Nestor Mauricio Reyes— U.S. Air Force Academy Patrick Kelly Sheets— U.S. Naval Academy Brookwood High Joshua Jahleel Brown— U.S. Naval Academy Austin David Harmel— U.S. Naval Academy Daniel Channy Keo— U.S. Naval Academy Collins Hill High Taylor Anthony Aguirre— U.S. Coast Guard Academy Mill Creek High Matthew Ryan Sims— U.S. Naval Academy Norcross High Emmanuel Nda Aka— U.S. Military Academy at West Point Ian Michael Bagent— U.S. Naval Academy Jaquan Frazier— U.S. Military Academy at West Point Parkview High Jonathan David Stoves— U.S. Naval Academy Peachtree Ridge High David Ta-Wei Chen— United States Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy are sworn in during induction day.

Central Gwinnett High David Bui

Mill Creek High Timothy Le

Braden Glover

Abigail Walker

Collins Hill High Elayne Bauer

Norcross High

Melanie Estes Florey Fung

Nuala Hutton Parkview High Duane Stanford, III

Dacula High Natalie Leonard

Olivia Stehr

Tatiana Rubio

Daisy Zhang

Alex Sullivan

Grayson High Gabbie Johnson Chandler Ray Snehan Sharma

2014 Univision League of Champions Sponsored by Univision Atlanta, this $1,000 scholarship was awarded to 16 Georgia seniors, including seven Gwinnett graduates. Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology Daniela Ruíz

Meadowcreek High Ramiro Hernández

Mountain View High Víctor Martínez

Jaime Ramírez

Kenia Ruíz

Jeanette Soledad López Jonathan Peraza

2014 GCPS Technical Education Student of the Year District winners were selected from among local school Technical Education Students of the Year for outstanding work in the classroom and leadership in technical education student organizations. Scholarships are funded through the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., with contributions from the Georgia Department of Labor Employer Committee. Winner: Simi Shah, Peachtree Ridge High, $1,000 scholarship 1st runner-up: Benjamin Smith, Gwinnett School of Mathematics,

Science, and Technology High, $750 scholarship

11 2nd runner-up: Geordyn Jenkins, Grayson High Technical Education

Program, $500 scholarship

Athletic Recognition 2014 Outstanding Senior Athletes The Outstanding Senior Athlete Award is presented to a male and female student at each high school who has shown excellence in athletics, academics, and leadership roles in the school and community service. These students are not necessarily the best athletes in their Senior class, but have shown to be outstanding in a variety of areas. The Activities Director at each high school works with the coaching staff to select the students who will represent their school. High School

Male Athlete

Female Athlete

High School

Male Athlete

Female Athlete


John Gillis

Alesha Mann

Mill Creek

Logan Moseley

Sydney Sawyer


Jaquan Morris

Meagan Naraine

Mountain View

Coleton Brindle

Meghan Tonnesen


Nate Rosetti

Ansley Jones


Lorenzo Carter

Kolby Meeks

Central Gwinnett Adam Riley

Hannah Supple

North Gwinnett

Caleb Scott

Maddie Sibilia

Collins Hill

Sean Russell

Calli Star


John Patterson

Megan Reeves


Austin Collins

Missy Johnson

Peachtree Ridge

Steven Tomlinson Addy Lippitt


Alex Brown

Jazmyn Johnson


Nahom Solomon


Mason McIntyre

Breanna Ethridge

South Gwinnett

Montrell Marshall Taylor Hogan


Ricky Viengxay

Amber Cesair

Gwinnett HEAT* Joe Chandler


Vienny Phi

Nury Perez-Martinez

*Gwinnett HEAT is Gwinnett County’s Adapted Sports Program, which fields teams in several sports. All participants must compete in a wheelchair.

Briana Stith

2014 GCPS Graduation Schedule School





Archer High


May 23


Gwinnett Center Arena

Berkmar High


May 26

8 a.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Brookwood High


May 22

8 p.m.

Brookwood Community Stadium

Central Gwinnett High


May 22

7 p.m.

Central Gwinnett High Stadium

Collins Hill High


May 23

8 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Dacula High


May 24

8 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Duluth High


May 24

4 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Grayson High


May 25

2 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Gwinnett Online Campus


May 21

7 p.m.

Gwinnett Online Campus

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology


May 22

7 p.m.

Gwinnett Center–Exhibit Hall A

Lanier High


May 22

8 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Meadowcreek High


May 25

6 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Mill Creek High


May 22

8 p.m.

Mill Creek High, Markham Field

Mountain View High


May 22

4 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Norcross High


May 26


Gwinnett Center Arena

North Gwinnett High


May 23

8 a.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Parkview High


May 22

8 p.m.

Parkview High Stadium

Peachtree Ridge High


May 24

8 a.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

Phoenix High


May 19

7 p.m.

Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Shiloh High


May 23

4 p.m.

Gwinnett Center Arena

South Gwinnett High


May 24


Gwinnett Center Arena


Gwinnett Student Leadership Team 2014 GSLT Seniors The Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, Inc., (GSLT) is a two-year student leadership program that provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools to develop personal and organizational leadership skills and an awareness of community issues. GSLT develops a cadre of student leaders who facilitate leadership development among peers in their own schools and leave a legacy of leadership that promotes student involvement and overall excellence. The program is a cooperative effort sponsored by Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in partnership with other community agencies, institutions, and business leaders. Archer High Hannah Allison

Dacula High Courtney Grap

Lanier High Amber Alexis-Faith Cesair

North Gwinnett High Lauren Aycock

Micheline Amisi

Missy Johnson

Jessica Keever

Lauren Cromie

Amber M. Cathey

Jacob Oertley

Meg McRee

Jihyoung Andy Kim

Berkmar High Juliett Alfaro

Duluth High Jacqueline Long

Meadowcreek High Sumeja Aljic

Parkview High Megan Kathleen Reeves

Ethan Castaneda

Maria Lenore Matthews

Cindy Nguyen

Christopher Rogers

Quang Tran

Abhirup Ramachandiran

Nury Perez-Martinez

Brookwood High Savannah Bishop

Grayson High Chandler Ray

Mill Creek High Lindsey Ann Boozer

Robert Cunningham

Snehan Sharma

Ashley Krug

Allison Grace Myers

Ryan L. Tate

Sydney Sawyer

Central Gwinnett High Ashley Yamilex Rodriguez

Gwinnett Online Campus Shona Jackson

Mountain View High Tsion Assaye

Corbin Tessmer

Malachi Sorrells

Preston Berger

Emily Thompson

Janine Kfouri

Collins Hill High Taylor A. Aguirre

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Yu Kyung (Julia) Han

Lennox Balog

William (Willie) Jin

John David Strickland

Chandler Nicole Phillips

Colin Orlando Webb II

Nicki Willis

Norcross High Malcolm Galloway

GSLT … by the Numbers 61… Number of graduating GSLT seniors from GCPS in 2014

709… Total number of GSLT graduates since program began in 2005–06

15,149… Number of volunteer service hours by the GSLT Class of 2014 during their junior and senior years

1,183… Number of leadership development sessions designed and led by GSLT students and administrators during 2013–14 249,873… Number of students who attended leadership development sessions in Gwinnett County in 2013–14

“The power of positive thinking becomes positive doing. Leadership is not telling someone what to do or how to do it; it is leading others in the right direction.” ~GSLT senior

15… Number of GSLT events each year 13

Peachtree Ridge High Valentino Bogliacino Bueno Alex Peed Savannah Vakili Phoenix High Florence Kairu Janesly Lafortune Shiloh High Nahom Solomon Briana Stith South Gwinnett High Lillian Slaughter Andrew Thomas

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Communiqué is produced by Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Department of Communications and Media Relations. Thanks to the staff and administrators who helped us honor our seniors in this issue. Special thanks to Lisa Hopper and Kondria Woods for many of the photographs.

437 Old Peachtree Rd., NW • Suwanee, GA 30024-2978 • (678) 301-6000 2014 Gwinnett County Board of Education Daniel Seckinger, Chairman– District II • Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, Vice Chairman– District III Carole Boyce– District I • Dr. Robert McClure– District IV • Louise Radloff– District V It is the policy of Gwinnett County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.

Communique 2014 seniors  

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