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18 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Sydnie Cobb

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21CL Alum Sydnie Cobb is a graduate of DeKalb Early College Academy (2018) and currently a student at Harvard University with a concentration in social studies - this summer, she is interning for Georgia Congressman David Scott! Even at a young age, Sydnie has won several leadership awards including 21CL's Georgia Youth Leadership Award (GYLA)

11 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Elisabeth

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Gabrielle (Benson) Elisabeth, is our first alumni spotlight for July. A graduate of Robert Alexander High School (2010) in Douglas County and of the University of West Georgia (2014). She currently lives in New York City, performing in Beautiful The Carole King Musical as Little Eva/ Shirelle on Broadway and is pursuing a career in

21 02, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Delaney Strunk

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Our second spotlight for the month of February is Delaney Strunk, a graduate of Roswell High School (2013) and of Georgia State University (2017). She works for CNN as an Associate Producer on the Mobile Programming team at CNN. Delaney participated in the Turner Voices Youth Media Institute in 2012 and says that nothing prepared

17 01, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Jackson

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Our second alumni spotlight for the month of January is Ryan Jackson who is a student at Howard University and a graduate of Wheeler High School's Wheeler Center for Advanced Studies (2016). During the summer of 2018 she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst for Goldman Sachs. Ryan says that 21CL encouraged and developed her drive

20 12, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Naomi Keitt

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We are happy to feature 21CL Alumna Naomi Keitt, who is currently an anchor for FOX23 News in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In this alumni spotlight, she shares about how 21st Century Leaders helped to solidify her childhood dreams of being a TV reporter and news anchor. Naomi is a graduate of North Cobb Christian School (2009) and

18 10, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Peyton Callanan

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Our second Alumni Spotlight for the month of October is Peyton Callanan who is the Marketing Manager at 360 Smart Networks, and is a graduate of Effingham County High School (2010) and of Georgia Southern University (2014). Peyton strongly believes that having a mentor you count on and who gives good advice and constructive criticism

19 07, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Allante’ Collier

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Allante’ Collier  is a graduate of  Kennesaw State University (2017) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. As a 21st Century Leaders student, Allante' attended  Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Gwinnett county when she participated in  one of our summer leadership institutes in summer 2011. She attended Leadership Plugged-In

19 04, 2018

Alumni Spotlight, Khari Arnold

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April's 21CL Alumni Spotlight is Khari Arnold, a graduate of Westlake High School and Howard University, who currently works at Turner as a Senior Producer of NBA.com. Khari recently reengaged with 21CL by giving back as a volunteer by helping read and review our recent student applications. The same application he went through just a

22 03, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon

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Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon This month's Alumni Spotlight features James Nixon, who shares his reflections on the fundamental leadership skills he gained through participating in 21st Century Leaders' programs in the 1990's. Now, nearly 20 years later, James is the VP of Administrative & Clinical Services at Tift Regional Health System. He is a graduate

14 11, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills

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Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills This month's Alumni Spotlight features Brent Gills, who is currently an MA in Management/MIM student at Wake Forest University and founder of The Gills Consulting Group. Brent graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2009 and has degrees in physics from both Hampton University and Florida A&M. He attended 21CL programs from