(From left to right) Eric Scott Max, Woodward Academy; Emily Nicole Scheinfeld, North Springs High School; Charlotte Ros, President, The Junior League of Atlanta; Bob Walker, President/General Manager, WXIA-TV; Jazmine Carten, Booker T. Washington High School; Erin Lindsey Lovin, Forsyth Central High School; Sara Waldman, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
Jazmine Carten (Booker T. Washington High School) believes in lifting up one's own community, and has committed herself to helping other youth. She has volunteered with Hosea Feed the Hungry, Project GRAD's Walk For Success, Hands On Atlanta, and Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church. An aspiring Mathematics teacher, Jazmine has remained in the top ten percent of her class all four years of high school and will serve as Co-Valedictiorian at her graduation.
Emily Nicole Scheinfeld (North Springs High School) has her roots in Atlanta, but had made her mark abroad as a participant in the People To People Student Ambassador program in Australia. In 2003, she took on the monumental task of helping to coordinate a holiday party for 450 children. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, The AIDS Walk. Ronald McDonald House, Rivers Alive, and the Jewish Community Center.
Eric Scott Max (Woodward Academy) began teaching computer skills at Genesis Shelter when he was just twelve years old. He continues to visit the shelter weekly and is now helping to set up computer labs. An Eagle Scout, Eric participates in Scouting for Food, and has worked on beautification projects for parks and cemeteries. His interest in medical research led him to volunteer at the Emory School of Medicine. A member of the National Honor Society, Eric will attend Rice University.
Erin Lindsey Lovin (Forsyth Central High School) has volunteered in nursing homes and collected food, clothing, and books for needy families. She also gathered used cell phones to donate to local women's shelters. After reading about several children drowning in her county, she decided to reach an American Red Cross Water Safety class, which earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award. Erin has also organized "Dream of Courage" a therapeutic horseback riding program to help disable children and adults.
Sara Waldman (Blessed Trinity Catholic High School) does most of her community service with children. For four years she has volunteered with the Star House Children's Center, tutoring youth after school, and also during the Center's summer reading program. As chairperson for her community's Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon, Sara led her team to the top in fundraising efforts for two consecutive years. A member of the National Honor Society, she was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by the Class of 2004.