Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2016 at Rockdale Career Academy May 2nd with Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) Superintendent Richard Autry, Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett, and speaker Earl Wise, Chairman of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Senior VP at Bank of North Georgia. The eight-month program, conducted by RCPS and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, teaches sophomores about the Conyers-Rockdale community, develops leadership skills, and provides networking opportunities.
Pictured, left to right: (Back Row) Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett, RYL Advisor & RCPS Community and Student Support Coordinator Susan Paul Smith, Janiece Stewart, Kenecia Smith, JadeBrielle Singh, Alexis Hardy, Kiahra Mitchell, Regina Sims, Tiaira Parker, Kendal Hill, Abigail George, Destani Stone, Olivia Tomlinson, Asiah McWhorter, Emily Wilcox, Heritage High Asst. Principal Katrina Overstreet. (Middle Row) Haiden Thomas-Williams, Bank of North Georgia Senior VP/Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Chairman Earl Wise, Alexis Berry, Sonja Dessalines, Demetrious Sampson, Nathaniel Buck, Tredarius Lassiter, McKaila Faison, Cameron Bennett, Zachary Ransom, David Duncan. (Front Row) Zaharia Selman, Tierra Howell, Tahira Summerlin, Yolana Thomas, Jordan Holmes, Sadica Murphy, Josiah Thompson, Madeline Burkey, RYL Advisor & RCPS Work Based Learning/Youth Apprentice Program Coordinator Tami Maddox. Not present: Ariel Alvarado and Jalissa Jackson.