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Achievers: Edmond Youth Leadership class graduates announced

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The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce´s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII recently graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce´s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII recently graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII has graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors.

Youth Leadership Edmond, under the direction of Amanda Bowen, works to motivate and equip high school juniors with leadership skills through activities and interaction with Edmond community leaders. The program is presented by Francis Tuttle Technology Center. Graduation was presented by the University of Central Oklahoma.

Youth Leadership Edmond graduates are high school juniors who reside in Edmond city limits and/or the Edmond Public School District and attend Edmond Public Schools, private school or are home schooled.

All students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, had to fill out a written application and go though an interview process. Each student is selected for the class by demonstrating leadership or leadership potential in family, community and/or school activities. The students also expressed an interest in furthering their knowledge of the Edmond community.

Graduates included: Ryan Ackerman, Edmond Memorial High School; Ella Rose Adams, Edmond North High School; Sydney Adkins, Edmond Santa Fe High School; Aayah Alnabhan, Santa Fe; Elden Bruner, North; Gracie Burleson, North; Olivia Castilla, North; Ainsley Clifton; Oklahoma Christian Academy; Matt Cromer, Memorial; Kyla Ellis, Memorial; Erin Feeley, Santa Fe; Faith Ferrell, North; Taylor Foster, North; Peyton Garrett, Memorial; Mackenzie Goings, Memorial; Sydney Hester, North; Rakin Hussain, Santa Fe; Meg Jackson, North; Brook Jones, Santa Fe; Major Kerr, Memorial; Kiley Kersgieter, Memorial; Shreva Kumar, Santa Fe; Lily Lee, North; Keegan Leibrock, Memorial; Helen Ly, Santa Fe; Grant Lyon, Santa Fe; Madison Merideth, Santa Fe; Lauren Minnix, North; Ethan Ng, Santa Fe; Ashley Nguyen, Memorial; Dalton Payne, Santa Fe; Anar Purevbaatar, Santa Fe; Brooke Rice, North; Milena Semere, Santa Fe; Fiza Sheikh, Santa Fe; Emily Smith, North; Sammie Smith, North; Anna Grace Webb, Oklahoma Christian School; Chloe White, Santa Fe; Sydney Wong, North; and Josh Zhu, Santa Fe.

Ashley Nguyen and Dalton Payne were the class speakers chosen by classmates to address the graduates at the ceremony.

To be considered for this column, please email achievement announcements and photos to LLynn@Oklahoman.com.

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