Cierra Coyner

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Cierra is all about new experiences, so when she heard about Youth Leadership Tallahassee she decided to apply. It has exceeded her expectations and she has met many people with whom she hopes to be lifelong friends. It has also helped to inform her on what she may want to do in her future.

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Christian Patterson

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Christian is part of the Tallahassee Links program. He attends Florida High and will graduate this spring. Christian loves to talk to people and that got him thinking that he would like to be a radio host. He even has a program name based on his nickname "Snacks" - Snackbreak. He was thrilled to be able to come to WFSU and see behind the scenes of the radio station.

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Khadeja Ahmed

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Khadeja applied to Youth Leadership Tallahassee because she was seeking to become a leader and she wanted to meet other students with the same mindset. She believes the organization helps with how one sees the world and develops leadership potential. Her best role model is her father who is a physician. He is a quiet leader. She also wants to be a doctor. Khadeja loves to listen to WFSU and NPR.

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Luke McCarthy

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Luke is part of Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 13. He has learned a lot about the community through this program. He has visited The Kearney Center to experience what they do for those who need temporary assistance. He wants to go to Boston for college; he has his sights on MIT or Harvard.

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Kayla Sconyers

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Kayla has gotten involved Chiles High School's theater productions. She works behind the scenes with lighting and sound. Animals are her other passion and she volunteered last summer with an animal sanctuary. She hopes to be a wildlife biologist in the future.

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Willtaye Young

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Willtaye considers Jesse Owens an inspiration after reading a book based on his life. He believes he can accomplish a lot with his life with the right attitude, among other things. He also speaks of seeking those that will help propel you forward instead of dragging you down. Willtaye seeks positive encouragement.

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Talasia Kelley

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Talasia has graduated from Success Academy after attending several other high schools in both Tallahassee and Omaha, Nebraska. Along the way, she lost focus on her school work. Success Academy got her back on track. She hopes to attend college and join the Navy with the goal of serving the homeless. Her advice to other students is to not be afraid to ask teachers for help.

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Ke'Airra Parker

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Ke'Airra just finished 3rd grade at Conley Elementary. Her day begins when her teacher puts up the work on the smartboard. Her teacher is fun and kind and lets them make Oobleck. Oobleck taught her about liquid, solids and gas in a fun way. She loves math.

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Landon Bass

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Landon has decided he no longer wants to "get in trouble." He'd like to let all the kids who do know that it isn't way to go and that respecting teachers is important. He is currently attending an automotive program at Lively Technical and hopes to one day open his own shop.

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Mikal Rich

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Mikal attends the Success Academy. He really just wanted to have fun so he wasn't doing his work. But since he has set some goals for himself his grades have improved. One goal was to get a job - and with a lot of persistence he was hired by Jimmy John's. He was recently named employee of the month.

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Sofia Guerrero

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Sofia was born in Columbia. This year she moved to Tallahassee from Calle and is a freshman at Chiles High School.

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Jalen McClees

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Jalen is currently a junior at Godby High School in Tallahassee. At a young age he started boxing. The sport has provided him a lot of confidence and taught him to dig deep to figure out who he is. Since his sophomore year he has been a part of SGA. He has big goals for college and life, with the focus of giving back to his family and to his community.

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Charlie Rose Yoakum

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Charlie Rose came to Chiles High School (in Tallahassee) not knowing anyone. Luckily, as a freshman, she made the varsity soccer team which provides a sense of family and community. She worries about her grades and how competitive it is to get into college. She hopes being involved will help with her college-bound resume.

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Shaylyn Strickland

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While she was attending school in Wakulla County her focus was only on boys and her grades were mostly Fs. Since attending Success Academy she has pulled her grades up and admits she has grown up a bit as well. She worries about the future and how she will pay bills. "I'm a good kid," she says.

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Jack Volkert

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Jack is passionate about history. He loves war history in particular and has worked hard to be good in this subject. He is concerned about how the news is delivered. News shouldn't be served up to appeal to biased audiences but should be served up to all based on the facts and what happened. Jack feels this is important to have an informed voter which is key to our democracy. 

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