CLASS OF 2022
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 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
An award plaque
2021 20 Under 20 Nomination Deadline | September 30, 2022 (Extended to 10/24)
Honorees Announced | November 2022
20 Under 20 Awards - Class of 2022 | December 5, 2022 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 2022!
Pictures and bios provided by the honorees themselves.
Shely Acosta - UNC Charlotte
Khushi Bhatt - North Carolina School of Science and Math
Meoshia Burgess - North Carolina Cyber Academy
Eli Coblenz - Providence Day School
Justin Dean - Cato Middle College High School
Kaitlyn Dorroh - Langtree Charter Academy
Brandon Jones - Winston Salem State University and Sugar Creek Charter School high school graduate.
Archita Khaire - North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM)
Nayeon Kim - Marvin Ridge High School
Aadi Kucheria - Marvin Ridge High School
Sahana Mantha - Providence Day School
Josiah Moise - Embry Riddle Dual Enrollment & Academy Achievers Homeschool
Lele Norman - Hickory Ridge High School / UNCC
Jay Peniston - Charlotte Lab School
Laura Plata - Stanford Online High School
Camilla Rivera - West Mecklenburg High School
Isabella Robusto - Fort Mill High School
Grant Santos - Myers Park High School
Jade Smith - Charlotte Lab Upper School
Anish Vedantham - Providence Day School