CLASS OF 2023
The Dean's List's "20 Under 20" presented by Confetti Castle is honoring some of the most diverse and influential 14-19 year-old leaders in the Queen City. We want to recognize those in Gen Z & Gen Alpha who are giving back to Charlotte and empower others in all that they do.
Honorees selected based on:
Community Involvement & Volunteerism
Leadership Skills & Roles
Professional & Personal Achievements
Commitment to making a long-term positive impact in the community.
Access to Charlotte professionals from a variety of industries
Service Project & Internship Opportunities
Connections with other like-minded students
A trophy & printed award
2023 20 Under 20 Nomination Deadline | October 23, 2023
Honorees Announced | End of November 2023
20 Under 20 Awards - Class of 2023 | December 11, 2023 at Wray Ward
Thank you for supporting our young leaders making an impact in the Charlotte community. We hope that this awards ceremony and publication will help retain native Charlotteans in the Queen City, create a pipeline of extraordinary talent for local companies, foster creativity & growth for youth, create networking opportunities for young & experienced professionals, bring more jobs and Charlotte-owned businesses to our community, and provide a sense of belonging. Special thanks to Charlotte is Creative for providing us with a H.U.G. grant to get this community engagement programs off the ground in 2021. We appreciate your consideration and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
CONGRATS TO THE CLASS OF 2023!
Pictures and bios provided by the honorees themselves.
Morgan Boonshaft - Providence Day School
Zoe Brodeur - Charlotte Lab School
Bryce Cash - Queens University
Sloane Cauthen - North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Veda Dayananda- East Meck
Ronit Dey - North Carolina School of Science and Math at Durham
Skye Dixie - Charlotte Lab School
Grace Fuentes-Hererra - North Carolina State University
Letrell Grady - UNC Chapel Hill
Katelyn Guidry - UNCC
Aastha Kulkarni - Providence High School
Stewart Langley - Charlotte Latin
Jazzie Lee - Queens University
Lily Pill - Central Piedmont Early College
Nickolas Riggins - UNC Greensboro
Anirudh Sengupta - Ardrey Kell High School
Christopher Stamatelatos - Marvin Ridge High School
Aashir Sura - Providence Day School
Yonjou Victorin - University of North Carolina Charlotte
Ryan Whitley - NASCAR Institute