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Susannah Balish is the Junior League President.

Daniel Feuer is a junior at The Weber School. At age 12, Daniel began providing cookies and cakes to cheer up cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. After some time, Daniel decided it would be healthier to serve smoothies. In 2004 Daniel founded Smoothie Kidz as a dedication to his grandmother who had overcome breast and rectal-colon cancer. Last fall, Planet Smoothie became the official sponsor of Smoothie Kidz, providing blenders, materials and produce. Today, Smoothie Kidz serves two major hospitals and two major oncology practices.

Parris Scott is a senior at Cedar Grove High School. Parris created "Free Pampering Day" and once a month provides a day of beauty for senior citizens at East Lake Senior High Rise. The day of pampering includes fingernail and toe nail polish, hair styling and a licensed barber for men. Parris and her mother also prepare plates of food from their home and deliver them to homeless and hungry people in downtown Atlanta. Other service projects include S.O.G.S, a fund for students who can't pay for graduation expenses and the annual FCCLA Adopt-A-Family for Christmas and Thanksgiving Program.

Christine Lyles is a senior at Grayson High School. In her freshman year, Christine started T.H.I.N.K. which stands for Teens Helping Impoverished Neglected Kids. The program helps impoverished children in the Gwinnett County by providing school supplies, toiletries, food, presents and encouragement on a continuous basis. Christine also volunteers her time at The Bread of Life food pantry by sorting, distributing and/or passing out food and entertaining children that are waiting for food. An active member of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, Christine participates in clean-up programs and/or recycling drives.

Maxwell Garrett Barab is a freshman at Pace Academy. In response to the Haiti earthquake, Max held a huge two-day yard sale at his home which raised more than $8,300 for Hope for Haiti Now. Max painted walls and served meals at a midtown Atlanta homeless shelter and worked with his sister to raise over $7,000 to help pay for extensive restoration at the shelter. In 2005, he raised money to purchase a van for Nicholas House and received a donation of 10 computers for one of the Nicholas House shelters. Last but not least, Max raised money for people and rescue animals after Hurricane Katrina.

Jordan O. Alexander is a senior and is home schooled. Jordan is a certified facilitator with the Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Nurturing Program and created the Growing Kids Program at the young age of 13. In the Growing Kids Club, he teaches self awareness, self esteem, nurturing, choices and consequences and how to deal with fear and stress using lessons using plants. Jordan is president of his 4-H Sigma Lambda Chi Club; packs medical supplies to send to third world countries for MedShare International; cleans Boartusk Creek with River's Alive; processes shoe boxes going to foreign countries for Christmas for Samaritan's Purse and reads to children at Sheltering Arms.