Youth Leadership Cherokee is designed to prepare and build leadership resources within our entire county. The select group of participants is comprised of young and emerging leaders of the area. They will receive an intense view of civic and governmental leadership through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions that keep Cherokee County solvent and moving forward.
Youth Leadership Cherokee is an educational opportunity through participatory experiences. It is a program of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Joy Perry is the Program Director.
Thank you to our 2018-19 Sponsors for making this program possible!
2018-19 Supporting Sponsors:
Alabama Teacher’s Credit Union, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce,
Cherokee County Board of Education, Cherokee County Commission,
Cherokee County Health & Rehabilitation, Cherokee County IDA
Cherokee Electric Cooperative, Coosa Valley RC&D, First Southern State Bank ,
Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, Fort McClellan Credit Union,
Gadsden State Community College, KTH Leesburg Product,
People’s Bank of Alabama, Regions Bank, State Farm Insurance, the Colbert Firm
Youth Leadership Cherokee 2018-19 Class XI
CEDAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL:
Kyla O’Neal, Julianne Wilson, Jackson Horton, Johannah Horton, Luke Hampton, Jack Stallings
CHEROKEE CO HIGH SCHOOL:
Alyssa Ingram, Natalie Moon, Leslie Luna, Ainsley Davis, Josiah Green, Halle Ridgeway, Audrey Wester
GAYLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL:
Kambre Reed, Kiley-May Glenn, Haylee Brewster
SAND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL:
Victoria Collum, Madison Key, DreAnna Ward, Elijah Bates, Chloe Clausen, Kynleigh Chesnut
SPRING GARDEN HIGH SCHOOL:
Lucas Byers, Macy Reedy, Charley Grissom, Emma-Jane Rogers, Breanna Rogers
Youth Leadership Cherokee’s October meeting was Tourism Day. They started by visiting Orbix Hot Glass. Students got to blow their own Christmas Ornaments and watch an amazing demonstration by Artist Cal Breed and his staff. They then traveled to the JSU Little River Canyon Center where they were met by Anna Lindsey & Dr. Niki Wayner explaining everything and giving them a tour. They watched a film about the Little River Canyon National Preserve and had lunch in the beautiful Canyon Center. Lunch was catered by Artic Snow, Leesburg, AL They ended their day with a hike down to the beautiful Little River Canyon Falls.