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Junior Leadership Greer Class XIX Graduates

May 16, 2008

(GREER, SC) The Junior Leadership Greer Graduation Celebration was held on May 8, 2008 at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center which included dinner prepared by the Culinary Arts Department.  Dr. Nancy T. Welch, Vice President for Student Services, Greenville Technical College, was the Guest Speaker.

Each student received a Junior Leadership Greer Certificate and a Class XIX t-shirt for their participation and completion of the program.  Special thanks were given to the High School Counselors for their assistance: Randy Eisenberg, Blue Ridge High School; Roger Jones, Byrnes High School; Jamie Colwell, Eastside High School; Jennie Vance, Greer High School and William Sumerel, Riverside High School.

Also, the Leadership Greer Class XXVIII presented a $500 scholarship for higher education to Junior Leadership Greer Alumni, Elizabeth Johnsen, a senior at Byrnes High School.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the
Junior Leadership Greer Class XIX:
Blue Ridge High School                         
Benjamin Key    
James Varn      
Candace Turner    
Kasey Fowler     
Eastside High School 
Ashlyn Walker      
Katherine Henson    
Ryann Kroske     
Samantha White         

Greer High School 
Meghan Little
Courtney Garrett
Blake McManaway
Desmond Parks 

James F. Byrnes High School                  
Bridgette Kennedy
Caprisha Hall
Diana Lemus
Kevin Holliday

Riverside High School 
Irina Danescu
Jamie Taylor 
Nina Raheja 
Garrett Kendall

Thank you to our Sponsors for the 2007-2008 Class Year
Brad Hughes Agency – Allstate Insurance               
Freedom Fellowship
Greer First Baptist Church                                       
Greenville Office Supply
Greenville Tech – Greer Campus                             
King Consulting, LLC
Langston-Black Real Estate, Inc.                                
Martin & Davis, LLC
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.      
The Palmetto Bank
Precious People Childcare                                           
Publix @ Thornblade                                                   
Quality Foods
Dr. James Wright

The Junior Leadership Greer program, sponsored by the Greer Chamber, began in 1989 as a class project of Leadership Greer Class X. The program is designed to identify potential leaders from area high schools, stimulate their awareness in the community, develop a spirit of cooperation for the accomplishment of goals, foster communication and understanding between student and community leaders, and to identify opportunities for community involvement.

If you are interested in supporting or being a sponsor for the upcoming Junior Leadership Greer Class XX program, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at 864-877-3131.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 575 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit


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