Thirty-seven 8th-graders graduated from the City of Savannah Youth Council program during a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, June 2.
Remarks were made by Mayor Otis Johnson, Alderman Van R. Johnson II, and Youth Council coordinator Carliss Bates. Keynote Speech was given by Derrick L. Butler of Oglethorpe Charter School. Several Youth Council members offered reflections on the yearlong program, which saw them participate in community service projects, make regular speeches and appearances before City Council, and take educational trips to places like Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; and the National League of Cities Annual Conference in Texas.
Applications are now being accepted for the Youth Council Class of 2010-11. Rising 8th-graders wishing to apply should call the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 651-6410, or visiting the City’s Web site at savannahga.
gov. The Class of 2009-2010 Graduates are: Akua A. Agyemang; Alix Baptiste; Jabrea A. Barnwell; Briana Bell-Fulton; Charles L.Bickham, Jr.; Justice B. Bosco; Hollis Brown; Aryel M. Bryant; DeNasia DeVore; Ariuna Dorsey; Ja-Meshia Fields; Emoni L. Garner; Joshua Gober; Torishiara Green; Calvin Harrison, Jr.; Christopher M. Howard; Michael X. Howard; Tre’Ron Jackson; Kirsten James; Sabria Jones; Marissa Karp; Malaika Karriem; Siera McPhee; Quanikqua Moultrie; Brandon Oliver; Destinee A. Parker; William Quarterman; Dionte’ R. Samuels; Erin Scott; Demetrius Selby, Jr.; Mashai Small; Randolph Solomon III; Andre M. Trimble; Jordan Walker; David Wells; and Taylor Wilson.