Gwinnett County Students Graduate from Leadership

Four Gwinnett County high school students were recently among 29 high school students from across the region who graduated from the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) youth leadership program: Catalina Giang (Parkview High School), Alek Jastrzebski (North Gwinnett High School), Senait Pirani (Parkview High School) and Sneha Varughese (The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology).

“I commend the work and collaboration these young leaders put into the MARC program,” said Kerry Armstrong, ARC board chair. “The insights they bring to the challenges facing our region is refreshing, and make me feel optimistic about our future.”

MARC students explored real-world issues such as housing affordability, responsible water usage, and the impact of limited transportation options as part of the six- month program. They spoke with local changemakers about equity and resilience and offered their own reflections on ways we as a region can better serve our diverse population. The MARC program is accepting applications for the 2021-22 class through June 4. Learn more at


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