On Friday, June 13, 2014 during the Chatham County Commission Meeting, the Chatham County Youth Commission presented their 2014 graduates. They are: Ms. Marissa Karp, a graduate of Savannah Country Day who will be entering into the United States Military Academy – West Point; Ms. Sabria Jones, graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy who will be attending Howard University; Ms. Hollis Brown, graduate of Savannah Arts Academy who will be attending Virginia Tech; Mr. Lamar Ballard, graduate of Islands High who will be attending Armstrong State University; Ms. Justice Bosco, graduate of Windsor Forest; Mr. Carlton Brown, graduate of Benedictine Military who will be attending Morehouse College; Ms. Ariuna Dorsey, graduate of St. Vincent’s who will be attending Clark Atlanta University; Mr. James Flowers, graduate of Johnson High who will be attending Savannah Technical College; Mr. Christopher Howard graduate of Jenkins High who will be attending Mercer University; Mr. Dionte’ Samuels, graduate of Savannah Early College who will be attending Savannah State University; and Ms. Lyric Smith, graduate of Johnson High who will be attending Georgia Southern University.
The 2014 Beverly M. Whitehead Award recipient is Leigh Herald, the Chatham County Driver Training Officer. The 2014 Brandon Brown Youth Commissioner of the Year Award recipient is Mohammed Abdallah. Dr. Priscilla Thomas, County Commissioner congratulated the graduates and commended Mayor Pro-Tem Van Johnson, Executive Director of the Chatham County Youth Commission, on a fine job continuing her vision with the Chatham County Youth Commission.
The Chatham County Youth Commission was established in 1992 by Commissioner Priscilla D. Thomas and the Chatham County Commissioners. Now in it’s 20th year there have been over 500 graduates and similar programs have been started in other cities.