REFLECTIONS ON SHADOWING PROJECT Page 2 STUDENT LEADERSHIP NEWS Yasheen Gao, SLJC class of 2016 from Johns Creek High School shadowed Marilyn Margolis, CEO at Emory Johns Creek Hospital . By: Yasheen Gao Johns Creek High School Class of 2016 I was
Reflections on Student Leadership Program Page 2 STUDENT LEADERS NEWS William Custis and Meghna Dash during a shadow project with City of Johns Creek Engineering By: William Custis Mt. Pisgah Christian School/ Northview High School Student Leadership Johns Creek has been a highlight of my high school career and a source of pride. I wear my T - shirt often to publicize my participation. It was an amazing feeling to be selected into such a competitive program. I began the 2 - year endeavor at the beginning of my sophomore year at Northview High School. I maintained a full course load of all honors and AP classes achieving a 4.0, as well as played Varsity Basketball. I was also a member of several National Honor Societies. The first year was chal- lenging with missing designated days of school each month and finding time outside of school to meet with team members. The guest speakers and field trips were both fun and in- formative. I especially enjoyed the day visiting the jail in Atlanta. The program began with a team - building day to get to know the other mem- bers. The remainder of the year was packed with group projects to benefit others in the community as well as provide us with hands on experience working in groups to achieve com- mon goals. It was very rewarding to go into the middle school to mentor younger students as well as present our work at the end of the year. The second year has been very different with the scope of experienc- es. Our assignments have been geared toward interviewing college students to help us prepare for our future experiences. We also benefit- ed from a day of shadowing a pro- fessional in a field that we are inter- ested in. This has been very enlight- ening to see what is actually done in just a day while on the job. I feel as though I have learned so much about our immediate community as well as the extended greater Atlanta area. This is unique in that while I have learned so many details and met so many different leaders, I have also helped others through the projects. Being in the different set- tings and being able to present my ideas as well observe other present- ers has helped me grow in so many ways beyond the classroom. I am so grateful to have been a part of this wonderful program and meet all the great people who are involved with it. By: Ashlyn Payne Johns Creek High School My experience with Student Leadership has been nothing but positive and enriching. Building leadership skills and relationships, I have learned things in this program that will stay with me forever. My favorite opportunity that has been provided to me through Student Leadership is the connection I was able to make with Senator John Albers and WSB - TV reporter Mike Petchenik. Through Government Day and our Shadowing Assignment, I was able to explore my future career options and make a decision on what I want to do by seeing it up close. Choosing to apply for this program was an amazing decision that I will cherish forever.
More Photos from Government Day 2014 “I learned about the Commissioners and what they do to help our community.” “I learned that we, as adolescents, can be impactful by suggesting a bill to get passed.” “I learned it takes a long time to pass a bill.” “I learned the history of our Capitol and how the House and Senate operate.” “I learned I never want to be in jail.” “I was able to gain so much insight into the inner workings of our government .” Page 2 STUDENT LEADERS NEWS Commissioner Liz Hausman presents Proclamation to Student Leadership Class of 2016 Northview student Joe Whalley being interviewed Representative Lynne Riley with students from Chattahoochee Students in Governor Deal’s office Senator John Albers explains how the Georgia Senate passes laws