New LIFT class ready for leadership program
July 17, 2014
The 2014-15 class of
Leaders Inspired for Tomorrow
will convene Aug. 6 for its yearlong leadership development program.
In its second year, the LIFT initiative is composed of 10 incoming first-year
undergraduates who have shown strong leadership and service-oriented skills.
The program begins with a four-day, intensive backpacking and rock climbing experience
in the mountains of North Carolina. Participants will be guided by Outward Bound,
the most respected outdoor educator in the world.
Upon their return to the college, the students will be introduced to campus leaders
through a distinguished speaker series. They also will take part in service projects
on campus and in the community throughout the year.
Inclusion in the LIFT program is the highest non-academic honor offered to incoming
This year's LIFT class includes:
, a graduate of Gulf Breeze (Fla.) High School, was captain of the varsity volleyball
and softball teams. She won many leadership and service awards in and out of the
was a standout student council leader at Rome (Ga.) High School. She participated
in many activities, from organizing summer camps to teacher appreciation projects,
and spent hours volunteering at local food banks and soup kitchens.
of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., was an all-region football player at White County High
School and will be joining the Panther football team. He also worked in his high
school’s FBLA chapter and on the student council.
is a graduate of Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Ga. She was a member of
the National Honor Society and spent many hours working with organizations around
her school and community, from the Atlanta Community Food Bank to Autism Speaks.
, a native of Powder Springs, Ga., played for Hillgrove High School's varsity
baseball team. He also served in the Beta Club and National Honor Society, and
was a Mentorship Representative.
is a graduate of Dominion Christian School in Acworth, Ga. An all-region football
player and offensive player of the year, Brandt also served as a member of his
school’s JROTC program, volunteered for local elementary schools and worked with
his community’s Salvation Army during the holidays.
was a varsity basketball player and team captain at Brookwood High School in Lawrenceville,
Ga. He volunteered at local basketball camps, helping younger players learn the
fundamentals of the game.
is a graduate of Collins Hill High School in Lawrenceville. An active church member,
Christopher spends many hours in service to his church’s youth ministry and mentoring
young students in their walk in the faith. He has been to the Dominican Republic
twice in mission efforts where he assisted in painting local churches and producing
vacation bible schools.
was a member of Slidell High School's varsity basketball, softball and track teams
in Slidell, La. She participated in Toys for Tots, Operation Christmas Child and
Relay for Life events.
graduated from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. A member of her school’s
softball team, Delani also served as a camp counselor assistant and as a mentor
in Touch Miami with Love, a program designed to help those who live in extreme
poverty and helps educate children in such situations.
For more information, visit lagrange.edu/lift, email
or contact Joseph Strickland at
or by calling (706) 880-8977.