(From left to right:) Bob Walker, President/General Manager, 11Alive; Sarah Christina Perkins, Priya Johnson, Thomas McArthur, David Mulcahy, and Judy Lynn Rice, President, Junior League of Atlanta.
Sarah Christina Perkins graduated from Westlake High School. She amassed nearly two-thousand volunteer hours in high school. She performed community service through the American Red Cross, Good Samaritan House, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, AIDS Atlanta, The March of Dimes, Trees Atlanta, Jerusalem House, and many other organizations. Sarah also served on the Student Advisory Board under State Superintendent Kathy Cox, where she facilitated a state wide conference to educate rural and urban students about leadership in business and community service.
Priya Johnson is a graduate of Roswell High School and ranked in the top 2% of her class. In the summer of 2006, Priya's passion for service led her to Africa, where she volunteered at an orphanage. Closer to home she performed community service for Hands On Atlanta, cleaning up neighborhoods; and Camp Heartland, a summer camp for children living with AIDS. As if she wasn't busy enough, Priya founded an organization called "Shanti" which means peace in Hindi. As President of Shanti Priya leads her peers in social awareness, political activism, and volunteer projects.
Tom McArthur is a graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School. Tom is an Eagle Scout and is a young man of integrity, who strives for excellence in everything he does. Early in his high school career, he acquired the skills necessary to become an active member of the Civil Air Patrol. All his life Tom has dreamed of being able to help people in distress. He is one of the youngest members to be called for search and rescue missions of downed aircraft. Most recently he was a member of the team that searched for Scott Crossfield, one of the world's most renowned pilots and a national hero. Though Scott and his team were not able to save Crossfield, they were awarded the "Search and Rescue Find Ribbon" for their dedication and bravery.
David Mulcahy is a graduate of Marist School. David impacts lives through a program he created called "Teach a Man to Ref". This program helps financially disadvantaged youth earn money by helping them to become licensed soccer referees. David has devoted over four years of service to the program, raising money for classes, uniforms and equipment. All over Georgia, youth who have completed training through David's program can be found refereeing games, earning money, and feeling proud of their accomplishments and their new-found financial independence.
Jena Sims is a graduate of Winder Barrow High School. Jena was crowned Miss Georgia USA and was selected for her service to the American Cancer Society. Jena has raised over $80,000 for the organization. She has devoted hundreds of hours to speaking engagements and special programs on behalf of ACS. She even created her own foundation called HBBQ's, Inc. - a lighthearted joke aimed at herself, a "Has Been Beauty Queen". Through her foundation she coordinates special pageants for children who are currently battling or are in remission of cancer.