Stephenson High School Graduate chosen for Bank of America Student Leaders Program
by Cassandra Shaw
Ciara Shaw, a 2012 graduate of Stephenson High School was among five students chosen for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program for Atlanta. The Bank of America Student Leaders Program provides 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. with a paid eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations. In addition, Student Leaders attended a weeklong Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, in July. The Student Leaders participated in a service learning project, Capital Hill briefings, sessions on financial education and leadership development. The goal of the summit was to broaden the students’ understanding of how service creates positive change and how corporate, non profit and government collaboration is instrumental in community revitalization.
The Student Leaders from the Atlanta area all interned at Teach for America Atlanta and they include: Mohini Chakravorty of Woodstock, Joshika Money of Alpharetta, Fahim Thawer of Alpharetta, Ciara Shaw of Stone Mountain and Terrence McKenzie of Stone Mountain.
Ciara Shaw has been very active in the Stephenson Community representing as Stephenson High SGA President 2011-2012, Miss Stephenson High School 2012, Stephenson HS PTSA Board and through her community outreach intiative, Happy Saks. Ciara is also Miss Teen Atlanta 2012 and will attend Clark Atlanta University in the Fall.