ASHLYN PAYNE  - Class of 2015
Johns Creek High School
This year I have made Dean’s List, been apart of a program at Auburn called Freshman Leadership Program, been named the VP of Community Relations for the Beat Bama Food Drive, and was recently named a Student Recruiter for the university. I have also had unique opportunities to work on campus campaigns for SGA Elections, which was so fun because elections are taken so seriously here. I also got to go to Selma, Alabama on MLK day and work in the community and walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. And I also serve in some appointed officer positions in my sorority, Kappa Delta. I am having an amazing time here and cannot wait to see what else comes. Being here has really showed me the importance of the lessons we learned in SLJC and I am so appreciative of that! 

RYAN CLAPPER  - Class of 2019
Johns Creek High School
I have been heavily involved since getting to Northeastern, I am on the Cabinet of Student Government as the Executive Director of Events. I have been involved with a service group called Circle K. I made the dean's list during my first semester. I am an active member of the Northeastern University Marketing Association.  I have enjoyed being in Boston and being able to explore the city.


MATT WOZNIAK - Class of 2018
Johns Creek High School
I am currently a rising Sophomore in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University, intending to major in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business. I am involved in the Schreyer Student Council, THON Dance Marathon, a plethora of Intramural Sports, and my fraternity Delta Upsilon. This summer, I am a Business Development Representative intern at Deposco, a supply chain technology company in Alpharetta, and am excited to get a glimpse of corporate businesses while making an impact on the company. Forever thankful for the SLJC program for providing an unparalleled platform in high school to jump-start my college success.

BENJAMIN WEISER - Class of 2017
Chattahoochee High School
College has been going great! I will be starting my second year and moving-in in the coming days. At Richmond, I will be a political science major and also have a minor in Economics. This Fall, I will be applying to the Jepson School of Leadership Studies so that I can add Leadership Studies as a second major. Outside of classes, I am a Senator in the Richmond College Student Government Association, and am an active member of my fraternity, Kappa Sigma. I am also on the University Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Committee. This year I received the Mateer Award and inducted into Phi Eta Sigma (First-year honor society). I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in SLJC and learned so much from the program,

AVERY WECKSLER  - Class of 2018
Johns Creek High School
I am currently a rising sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia. My first year at Mizzou was amazing. I am studying Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications and a minor in Film. Not only am I doing great academically in school, but I have gotten myself involved, which is one of the best things you can do as a freshman in college. I am the Vice President of the Women in Media Club, a founding member of the Missouri Student Association Freshman Council, a newly elected College of Arts and Sciences Senator in the Missouri Student Association, visit my campus Hillel and Chabad, and I am a volunteer at the Mid-Missouri Ronald McDonald House.
I have spent my summer in Missouri working as a YMCA camp counselor in order to gain residency and reduce the cost of out of state tuition. Student Leadership Johns Creek was one if not the most important and valuable thing I did in high school. Learning the leadership skills and how to formally communicate with administrators and my peers has put me on the path to success and I have applied myself more than I ever thought I could. With the skills I learned from SLJC I was offered the chance to attend a conference in New York with Goldman Sachs because of the way I present myself and lead others. If you embody everything you learn from this exceptional program, you will succeed not only in college, but in life. I am so grateful to SLJC and the amazing woman that is Mrs. Sanders for everything I learned from this organization.

ROHAN VUPPALA  - Class of 2018
Chattahoochee High School
My first year at the Universtiy of Georiga was great I got involved on campus in a lot of volunteer organizations that I enjoy as well as the Honors Program Student Council and am actually taking classes and doing research here over the summer.

ANNABELLE CLARKE  - Class of 2017
Johns Creek High School
I completed my sophomore year at Vanderbilt University, double majoring in Child Development and Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Special Education. At Vanderbilt, I am the Vice President of the Student Council for Exceptional Children, a Peabody Scholar, a Peabody Academic Leader, and a tour guide (which has been so much fun!). I additionally hold an on-campus job at the Susan Gray School for Exceptional Children. This fall, I am stepping away from Vanderbilt for a semester to participate in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. Wherever I go, the lessons I learned through Student Leadership Johns Creek have been invaluable to me!

LAUREN GARRETT  - Class of 2017
Johns Creek High School
I am an environmental engineering major at Georgia Tech and work at the admissions office. This year, I am going to team-lead a GT1000 class and serve as a sophomore advisor for a Freshman Leadership Organization called FLI, as well as continuing involvement in my sorority (Alpha Chi Omega). I love everything about Georgia Tech, and I am especially grateful to SLJC for exposing me to special opportunities looking at how the city runs and how the organization allows for it to prosper and grow since city planning is where my career is headed!

RAYMOND ZHU  - Class of 2017
Northview High School
I am going into my third year studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech. I have come to really enjoy the challenge and the atmosphere at Georgia Tech, and I've gotten involved in a variety of activities like the GT Powerlifting Team, intramural sports, hackathons, and others. As for now though, I am spending my summer in Weston, Florida as a Software Engineering Intern for Ultimate Software. In the fall, I'll be traveling to Santiago, Chile to work for a energy sustainability consulting startup. No matter where my work takes me, I've found that the skills I learned at SLJC never fail to apply, whether it be in the realms of sales, engineering, or consulting. I just wanted to thank you again for all the great work you're doing for the program; I am so incredibly proud to be a part of something this great.

SARIKA GOWDA  - Class of 2017
Johns Creek High School
I am currently a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance at Georgia Tech. I am involved in organizations on campus like FTK, Hall council, and my sorority (Alpha Phi). In addition to that I am also a GT 1000 TL, and I work at the GT gym (CRC) as a Facilities Assistant throughout the academic year. I also recently just started my Co-op as a Financial Analyst at Cox Communications in Sandy Springs!

SANJAY SRIDHAR  - Class of 2017
Northview High School
I can't believe it's been two years since I graduated from SLJC. This summer I am working at Siemens in Alpharetta as a Business Development Intern. My role involves a great deal of corporate communication and presentation, two skills which I developed and refined through the program. I have also decided to attend Georgia Tech in the fall along with one of my fellow SLJC classmates.  I want to thank you for your continued support to the Johns Creek student community. Our success as we have moved beyond the program would not be possible without you.

WILL CUSTIS - Class of 2015
Mt. Pisgah High School
My name is William Custis and I was was a part of SLJC during my Sophomore and Junior years in high school (2015). I utilized many of the things that I learned in this program throughout college that helped me to better manage my schedule of academics, coaching the women’s club basketball team, and serving in various leadership roles within my a fraternity. I’ve led many outreach initiatives to enhance my campus and greater community including retro fitting houses for wounded military veterans, raising money for the Brian Picolo Cancer Research Fund, and chairing several student activist groups. I will be graduating from Wake Forest University in May with a degree in Mathematical Business. I accepted a position as Technology Advisory and Business Analytics Consultant with Ernst and Young in their National Accounts  division based out of Charlotte, NC. I have also been selected by the Center for Entrepreneurship and awarded a  grant with the Wake Forest Start Up Lab for my invention of a gambling app called #BackThisBet, patent pending. A special shout out to Irene Sanders, who did more than just run this program, she took a personal interest in all of us and inspired us to go for it. Thank you SLJC! 


ROHAN SOHANI - Class of 2018
Northview High School
I have been chosen to be the next VP of Networking at the Purdue Alumni Student Experience, a small group focused on the undergraduate experience within the Purdue Alumni Association. We are the largest student organization on campus, and my role specifically is to manage a group of 5-6 board of directors as we contact Alumni to speak at events and other projects we have planned.

In my interview, I was able to pull from a lot of my experience from SLJC to qualify me as a good VP!

SHIRIN KUPPUSAMY - Class of 2017
Northview High School
Another alumni update from Shirin Kuppusamy, SLJC class of 2017. “I just finished my first year at Olin College of Engineering, and I really enjoyed it. Second semester, I took a computer science course in Python focused on interdisciplinary coding applications, a course called Quantitative Engineering Analysis that is a double course combining Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Mechanics concepts and applying them to three projects in mechanical, software, and robotics engineering respectively, and a course focused on value oriented engineering and business plans.  

I am still dancing and though I have choreographed before, this was my first time independently choreographing a full Contemporary piece. I will also continue to be a board member of our SERV community service group next year. I am currently interning with Weston & Sampson, an interdisciplinary firm that is focused in engineering, design, and environmental wellbeing, on the MBTA (like MARTA in Boston) Green Line Extension Project team in Somerville, MA.”

APURVA KASAM - Class of 2014
Northview High School
I just graduated from Georgia Tech (May 2018) with a major in Business Administration. I am now going to being my fellowship with Venture for America, a program that connects young professionals and startups to focus on revitalizing American cities and communities through entrepreneurship.

CHLOE MURPHY - Class of 2017
Chattahoochee High School
I'm finishing up my first year at UCLA, double-majoring in Global Studies and Economics. I attend UCLA under the prestigious Regents Scholarship (awarded to the top .01 percent of UCLA admits). I serve on its Board of Directors and helped plan this year's RSS Overnight Stay Program for incoming freshmen.
I plan to pursue a career in international business through an internship in Geneva this summer while building upon my interest in globalization. As a UCLA Alumni Scholar, I am building connections through their international mentorship program. On campus, you could find me volunteering for UNICEF at LA Family Housing, building awareness for UNA, and designing posters as Housing Publicity Rep.
When I moved to the West Coast right before my senior year, SLJC’s teachings aided my transition. SLJC gave me confidence and its strategies especially aided me when founding a new chapter of Venturing in Southern California.

NORA HANSEN - Class of 2014
Chattahoochee High School
I am graduating from Georgia Tech in May 2018. I majored in Industrial Engineering with Pre-Med. I am applying to medical school this summer.

SHREYAS KUMAR  - Class of 2016
Northview High School
As of June 2019, I am going into my junior year at the College of William & Mary. In the second half of my freshman year, I finished my first-year participation in the Sharpe Scholars program, where I presented my preliminary research on the significance of how afterschool programs can reduce the damage of adverse childhood effects in many households. In addition, I was selected to be in Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta, the two first-year honor societies at my school, as well as added to the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester.

During the summer of 2018, I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Global Business Minor program. I stayed at University College Dublin, learning several different skill sets in marketing, finance, design thinking, and international management. During this time, I was able to travel around Ireland and learn its history and culture, as well as visit different companies in the area, like IBM and Accenture.

When I returned in the fall, I became the treasurer for the Asian American Student Initiative, a grassroots organization that focused on understanding Asian and Pacific Island American issues. I also became a Sharpe Scholar Teaching Fellow for the incoming Sharpe Scholars of 2022.

In the spring, I became a teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry I Lab, making sure that the students knew how to prepare lab experiments throughout the semester properly. I also became the new treasurer of the South Asian Student Association for the 2019-2020 cycle. Currently, I am a research assistant in the Systems Neuroscience Lab in William & Mary and will be continuing my work here for the next year.

ALICE ZHOU  - Class of 2016
Chattahoochee High School
I’m currently double majoring in management and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On campus, I volunteer as a certified EMT on MIT’s student run ambulance service, and it has been a rewarding and humbling experience to be able to help people during their worst moments. I also serve as scholarship director in my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and I am part of the Panhellenic Executive Board which represents all of MIT’s sororities. I’m incredibly thankful for all the skills SLJC has taught me and can’t wait to continue doing my best to improve the community around me!

SAM RAMESH  - Class of 2017
Chattahoochee High School
I am currently majoring in International Affairs and Political Science at the University of Georgia with a focus in National Security. I have been selected for a prestigious four year program, University Judiciary, where I am to advocate or defend students/student organizations who face problems with the University student conduct guidelines. I hope to pursue my interest in National Security by attending the study abroad Washington D.C. program over the summer.

RACHEL ZHU  - Class of 2014
Northview High School
I'm a second year Industrial and Systems Engineering major at Georgia Tech, graduating Fall 2018. I currently work as a Project Specialist/Project Manager co-op student for Cisco. On campus, I am a Resident Adviser specifically for freshman, and I am an active Brother of Alpha Kappa Psi (Georgia Tech's premier professional business fraternity). In my fraternity, I've served as Rush Director, Philanthropy Director, and Marketing Director among many other leadership positions. If you told my high school self this is where she'd be some years down the road, she'd never believe you! SLJC has definitely been my launch point in boosting my confidence to take the initiative and positively impact the causes I care about.

CONNIE HUANG  - Class of 2014
Northview High School
I am a third year student studying Management Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Georgia. On campus, I immerse myself in volunteering opportunities such as helping out for the Athens Humane society when they have vaccination day of the month. My largest commitment is to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind where I am a volunteer puppy raiser. We train pups from 8-11 weeks old for about a year and they get sent back to New York for advanced training. Other than that, I help out with our Asian American Student Association and Taiwanese Student Association.

ANDREW BOCK  - Class of 2014
Chattahoochee High School
After having graduated from Chattahoochee in 2014, I enrolled into the Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here, I am a junior studying Chemistry and French. I plan on applying to medical schools over the summer as to enroll in the fall of 2018. During Sophomore year, I spent a semester studying in Paris, France where I worked a full-time internship at a hospital. On campus, I am involved in the AEPi fraternity, Chabad, A free clinic called SHAC, and I tutor chemistry. I currently work in a research lab on campus studying neuronal migration and the formation of synapses. In February 2017, I helped open up Johns Creek's very own Stoney River steakhouse's newest location here in Chapel Hill. 12-2017 update: I am still battling through the medical school application season, but I currently have a few acceptances under my belt, and a few more interviews along the way. In November I was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. I am excited and sad to be graduating in May, but I am ready for the next step, although it's scary not knowing where in this country I'll be living in eight months from now. Update:  I am a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Class of 2018. Here I pursued a double major in Chemistry and French Literature. I also completed a minor in Medical Anthropology. After graduation plans? I am enrolling into Duke School of Medicine's Class of 2022. Despite me new home at Duke I will always be a proud Tar Heel!

ANNA TUGGLE – Class of 2014
Johns Creek  High School
I just graduated from Samford University and am back in the Johns Creek area. Starting in August, I’ll begin a Residency program with North Point Community Church. It is a 2 year program in which I’ll be going to seminary (Dallas Theological) while working part-time with the church. 

ANKITA SHROFF  - Class of 2015
Northview High School
I am currently a first-year student at Georgia Tech majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in German. During my first semester, I pledged Alpha Kappa Psi, Georgia Tech's premier professional co-ed business fraternity, and I currently serve as the fraternity's Director of External Professional Programming, a position which allows me to form relationships with other leadership oriented campus organizations and improve the professionalism of the Georgia Tech business community. I am also a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, an organization which has provided me with many valuable insights into my major. Outside of academics, I have begun taking Krav Maga (an Isreali martial arts style) classes at our Campus Recreation Center, which has been a fun way for me to stay active and de-stress.

ISABEL CHENG  - Class of 2016
Chattahoochee High School
I'm going to be studying abroad in Beijing this summer through a fully-funded fellowship that Yale offers for East Asian language study called the Light Fellowship. I've also been getting more involved on campus, especially through the Chinese American Students Association (CASA) and various volunteering services that help teach ESL kids in nearby middle schools. I'm on the board for CASA as their cultural chair, so I've definitely applied skills from SLJC to how I plan and organize events! Still not sure what I want to major in yet, but maybe something along the lines of Economics and East Asian Studies. It would be super cool for work in Asia for a couple of years after graduation I think. 

DREW FOX  - Class of 2015
Johns Creek High School
I attend Indiana University and am majoring in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management with a minor in Human Resources Management. I work with the admissions office here at IU as part of the recruitment team participating in campus tours, group presentations, and special events!

AHILIYA NAT  - Class of 2016
Johns Creek High School
I'm currently a first year at Georgia Tech double-majoring in Public Policy and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I'm also working with the admissions office to increase the number of enrolled women at Tech, doing research for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, am an ambassador for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and am a liaison for a South Asian dance competition. 

ASHLEY LEE  - Class of 2014
Johns Creek High School
I am currently going into my senior year at The University of Michigan where I am studying Business with a double minor in Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Studies. I will be working for Anheuser-Busch InBev this summer in New York City (the company that brews Bud Light and Budweiser, to name just a few) doing business management and marketing. I currently work for my school’s Outdoor Adventures program where I help with hiking and camping trips throughout the year. In the last few years, I have worked with nonprofits for economic development and have done water sustainability projects for Nicaragua. And I’m excited to say I will be launching my own nonprofit soon! GO BLUE!

ADRIAN HOEFER - Class of 2015
Centennial  High School
I am attending the George Washington University in DC and am participating in the Honors Program. I am also an editor for The Globe, a student run international affairs journal and am working two jobs.

Chattahoochee High School
I am currently a sophomore at the University of West Georgia, where I am on scholarship to play soccer. My major is biology, and I plan on attending medical school at the University of Kentucky in two years when I graduate. It's really amazing how much the skills I learned in SLJC have positively impacted my activities in college, and how much I think back on all that we did. I am a leader of the Women's soccer team and absolutely love being a collegiate athlete, I have made Dean's List, am a member of honors college, and have recently become a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

JOE WHALLEY - Class of 2016
Northview High School
Joe has decided to attend Milligan College in East Tennessee on a joint cycling and academic scholarship.  He is joining their Honors College and will be studying pre-medicine.

VIDUSHI GUPTA - Class of 2016

Northview  High School
I'm loving my time at Emory. I was selected to be in Phi Eta Sigma, which is the top 10% of the class. I have been offered a Teacher's Assistant position as well as a Supplemental Instructor position. I just found recently that I have been selected as an RA for the upcoming year, and also got a position as a Research Assistant in a Cancer Biology lab. But besides academics, I have been loving the college experience, made friends from various backgrounds and also built on my leadership skills through a leadership program here similar to SLJC. I love volunteering around my community, esp for Sac Lunch Saturday, where we prepare lunches for kids around the city and also Atlanta Food Bank's events. I always find new ways to keep myself busy! I am so glad I chose Emory because it really feels like home away from home (although actual home isn't that far, which is always a plus point.)

NICOLE  SCHOETTLER  - Class of 2016
Johns Creek High School
I am currently majoring in biology at the University of Georgia. I am on the pre-med track and plan to attend medical school after I graduate in 2020. I was also accepted into the Honors College this past January. I spend most of my time volunteering through my sorority (Pi Beta Phi).

SHIVALI PANDYA  - Class of 2016
Northview High School
I am a first year at Georgia Tech studying Economics and International Affairs with a minor in Computer Science. This summer I am going to study abroad in Europe through Georgia Tech's European Union summer program. I am on the Government Relations committee as well as the Freshmen Committee of Student Government, the School of International Affairs Student Advisory Board, and the Model United Nations team. I am also an ambassador for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

RISHA PARIKH  - Class of 2015
Johns Creek High School
I am in my second year at Georgia Tech.


SNEHA IYER  - Class of 2015
Johns Creek High School
I am a freshman at Princeton University studying Biological Engineering. To name a few things I do: I am on the Princeton Womens Rugby team, a leader of Engineering without borders (a club that builds water systems to deliver potable water to villages in Peru), and an a producer for an on-campus TV show!

RAAHUL ACHARYA - Class of 2016
Northview High School
I'm currently a freshman at Harvard and I have not decided upon my major, but most likely Computer Science. Its really hard but its been awesome. I've joined the HFAC (financial analysts), I have a job as the marketing manager for HSA (Harvard Student Agencies), I do club tennis, and I am in Kappa Sig and SAMC (South Asian Mens Collective).