AIS is proud to announce that students Sofia Eidizadeh ‘19 and Yannie Tan ‘19 have been recognized as two of the top 20 youth leaders of the 10th annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards by 21st Century Leaders (21CL).
Since 2008, 21CL has been recognizing high schoolers in Georgia, who have worked to make a difference in their community. Students who were nominated participated in 21CL’s programs, with 21 students selected this year. All nominees will be celebrated at the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Each student will be granted a $250 reward and one student will be awarded the Turner Voices Innovative Leadership Award that includes a $1,000 mini-grant.
AIS is the only school to have two students awarded by the 21-member selection committee comprised of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 under 40 members, 21CL Board of Directors, 21CL alumni, 21CL corporate partners and 21CL student peers.
Sofia Eidizadeh is an outstanding leader in and outside of the classroom. She is the student leader of the community service group at AIS called Aprendiendo Inglés Sólido (Translated: Learning English Solidly) and of the Student Ambassador Organization.
Yannie Tan is a distinguished and influential concert pianist and has already amassed a great number of achievements, including the National First Prize Piano Performance Award. Making a difference is paramount for her and this mindset has continued through her several leadership roles. Yannie is also the founder of Astutia, an organization to empower girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Read the 21st Century Leaders (21CL) press release here.