Cherokee Chamber Announces 2021 Teen Leadership Class Seventeen high school sophomores were recently selected as members of Cherokee Chamber’s 20th annual Teen Leadership Cherokee (TLC). The students, all of whom live in Cherokee County, were asked to submit an in-depth application that included their school and community involvement as well as a video answering the question “Why should I be selected for Teen Leadership Cherokee?” Local business leaders reviewed the applications and videos before selecting the class. TLC students are Bethany Akinola, North Cobb Christian; Nandita Bipin, River Ridge; Ryan Britt, Sequoyah; Lilly Carter, Creekview; Eli Cook, Creekview; Miriam Cousin, Woodstock; Madison Hawthorne, Cherokee; Isaac Martin, Creekview; Jay McCord, River Ridge; Summer McCoy, Cherokee; Deesha Panchal, Etowah; Ila Prabhuram, Etowah; Haley Roberson, Cherokee; Andrew Solano, Cherokee; Clay Tucker, Sequoyah; Jack Tucker, Sequoyah; and Milan Yadav, Woodstock. After being named to the class, students attended an orientation with their parents followed by a retreat. Over the course of two months, the students participate in four sessions and complete an individual project that addresses topics such as community involvement, economic and educational responsibility, personal development, and team building. At the conclusion of the program, the class is honored at a graduation ceremony.