Three students from recently completed the 10-month program sponsored by .
Christopher Bowman, Megan McKinstry and Leigh Peters were among the 32 students who are part of the program's 2012 class.
The students participated in a graduation ceremony held at Georgia Perimeter College on May 7.
The students, representing 15 public and private high schools in DeKalb County and the metro-Atlanta area, received leadership training focused on understanding criminal justice, health, quality of life issues, business & entrepreneurship, government, finance and civic engagement.
Thurbert Baker, former Georgia Attorney General and partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, delivered the keynote address that inspired the students to continue learning as leaders. Also, he challenged the students to take charge as leaders and be part of the solution to solve complex issues in their communities and throughout the world.
“Don’t be satisfied with the status quo; don’t feel afraid of the problems that confront you in this ever-changing world we live in. Understand that these problems can be solved through great leadership and that ultimately, you are the one in the driver’s seat,” said Baker.