Saya Ahmed, 12th Grade from Druid Hills HS, DeKalb County - Volunteers weekly with Refugee Family Services weekly after school, since 2008. Also helps with camps at RFS. Volunteers with MedShare. Strong commitment to working with refugees and also interned at Amnesty International.
Luke Putney, 11th Grade from Whitefield Academy (Mableton, Cobb County) - Nominated by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, he became the first Atlanta representative of this charity that coordinates donations of musical interests at children's hospitals. Works with neurological musical therapy dept ato deliver instruments to hospitalized children. Also founded "Wrestling for Wells" for Samaritan's Purse. He has raised more than $4,000 by asking for cash donations for each of his wrestling matches in 2011. Funds are used for clean water in Sudan.
Jonathan Velazquez, 11th Grade from Westminster School, (Atlanta) - Created a music program for disadvantaged youth, which will start in 2012. Has planned and done fundraising for this program. Has also volunteered for the Odyssey camp for at-risk kids. Volunteered 240 hours each summer. Committed to music and working with disadvantaged young people. Also a team leader for Relay for Life.
Nina Brante, 12th Grade from Allatoona HS, Cobb County - Founded "Strength in Stillettos" --a nonprofit that supports academic achievement and community involvement for girls. Secured donations from local busiesses and partnering with a nonprofit to donate dresses. Also organizes a prom dress consignment sale at her school. Became committed to making prom affordable for all girls.
Allison Rogg, 12th Grade from Marist School - Started chapter of "Girl Talk" program for Middle School girls at her school. Also created Christmas stocking program for kids in foster care. Has grown her chapter to be one of the top in the country. In addition she serves on Girl Talk's Teen Advisory Board.