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20 Under 20

CLASS OF 2021

The Dean's List's "20 Under 20" presented by Thread Talk 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 were selected based on:

  • Artistic/Educational Endeavors

  • Community Involvement & Volunteerism

  • Leadership Skills & Roles

  • Professional & Personal Achievements

  • Commitment to making a long-term positive impact in the community.

Honorees received:

  • Professional Headshots

  • 1:1 Mentoring

  • Access to Charlotte professionals from a variety of industries

  • Service Project & Internship Opportunities

  • Connections with other like-minded students

  • An award plaque & Congratulatory Letter from the Mayor

DATES:
2021 20 Under 20 Nomination Deadline | October 30, 2021
Honorees Announced | November 2021
20 Under 20 Awards - Class of 2021 | December 20, 2021 at Wray Ward

SPONSORS

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. We appreciate your consideration and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

thread talk

GOLD SPONSORS

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Ariel Perry Logo

SILVER SPONSORS

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Babe and Butcher

BRONZE SPONSORS

NoDa Brewing Company
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Your Hiring Coaches
POP MARKETING
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PARTNERS 

Wray Ward
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CLASS OF 2021 HONOREES

After careful consideration, deliberation, and scoring, The Dean's List and Thread Talk are pleased to present to you... Charlotte's first class of 20 Under 20 Honorees!

David Buckner

Maia Campbell

Smera Chandan

Parker Cook

Mongai Fankam

Jack Feldstein

Alexander Fultz

Sidney Griffin

Lexi Haas

Evan Jean

Tré Kirton

Sphoorthi Munnangi

Laura Saavedra-Forero

Gerald Sanchez

Esha Singaraju

Kai Spence

Jerry Stamatelatos

Shayna Strasser

Kierra Sunris

Samantha Torres-Rosado

*Most headshots taken by Ariel Perry Photography*

*Graphics created by Charlotte Lab School intern Skye Dixie*

Huge thank you to our selection committee who made this possible!


 

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2021 SELECTION COMMITTEE