Anna Young, a member of the Floyd Youth Action Team, was selected as one of Georgia’s top 20 youth leaders. This award, selected in partnership with the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 and 21st Century Leaders, recognizes the extraordinary achievements of inspiring youth and honors their commitment to leadership in the community. Anna was nominated for her efforts to organize Red Ribbon Week activities for students at Armuchee High School.
As a 20 Under 20 honoree, Young will receive a $250 mini-grant and be formally recognized for her accomplishments at the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Young and other honorees will be eligible, for the Turner Voices Innovative Leadership Award, and $1,000 mini-grant, that will be presented by Turner Broadcasting System the evening of the awards program. Business and professional leaders from Turner Broadcasting Systems, Cox Enterprises, The Home Depot and others will join Young and the other honorees to celebrate the 20 Under 20 Class of 2014 and congratulate the young winners on their accomplishment.
20 Under 20 projects will be featured in media presentations to raise awareness of these exemplary young leader’s efforts. The event will also feature live music, a silent auction, and a social media wall and other fun activities. Young and other winners will be featured on the organization’s website, blog and social media.
Anna has been a member of the Floyd Youth Action team for over a year and has always been an extremely active member. She helped develop and plan last year’s Mental Health Awareness event at the Rome Braves, she helped plan and facilitate at the Floyd Teen Center’s annual Girls Summer Camp, coordinated Red Ribbon Week activities at her school, attended the Governor’s Red Ribbon Week kickoff event, was a speaker at the annual Table Talk Teen Forum, and has been a part of the planning of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Anna is also a Member of the Armuchee High Key Club, Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, and a 21st Century Leaders Alumnus. She is a Georgia Merit Scholar and an A.P. Scholar; and currently has a 4.0 GPA. Young also recently received the Exchange Club’s ACE Award for Armuchee High School. She has been selected to receive a University of Tennessee-Knoxville Out-of-State Student of Excellence Scholarship. Anna has been admitted to the University of Tennessee’s Engineering School where she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.
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