Senior, Mill Creek High School
Accomplishments: Taekwondo second degree black belt, cheerleader, Mill Creek student government, TALON, Beta Club, Key Club, Relay for Life, Latin Club, National Honor Society, Senior Cabinet, and Student Athlete Leadership Team and volunteer for Amigos for Christ. Schlanger said her biggest accomplishment to date has been earning a spot on the Georgia All-State Cheerleading squad.
"I have been working for it all summer and put a lot of effort into each step of the process," Schlanger explained. "It was a long process and my hard work paid off. It goes to show that competition cheerleading and tumbling in cheerleading is not everything: sharp motions and a positive attitude go a long way."
Key to Success: According to Schlanger, "My family and close religious beliefs definitely allow me to be as busy and yet so organized about my schedule. I am Catholic and am very involved at church and when my family and I go to Sunday mass, I feel completely at ease. I am able to balance all of my schedule because of them, especially my mom and her help with my upkeep with my calendar."
Nominated by: Mill Creek student and Dacula Patch blogger Charles OrgBon. OrgBon provided the following information about Schlanger:
Jordan's commitment to her school and community have not gone unnoticed. She was ranked in the top 16 of Georgia's All-State Cheerleading Competition in 2011, a Cheerleader of the year Finalist, and awarded at Mill Creek's Math Honors awards ceremony.
Additionally, an article written in "The Paper" reflected Jordan's personal project and dedication to Amigos for Christ and Nicaragua. On any given summer afternoon or school weekend, one would find Jordan working diligently on various project for the international human services non-profit, Amigos for Christ. She raised enough money to be able to be a part of the Nicaraguan Mission trips in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She lead a special project in which $12 dollar donations went towards buying two chickens for two impoverished families in Nicaragua through a program called "Pay it Forward" by Amigos for Christ. The original goal was 1,000 chickens by May 2012. Since August 1, 2011, Jordan has raised enough money to buy over 300 chickens, two pigs, and a cow.
Jordan also interns at Pediatric Associates of John's Creek and volunteers her time as coach of Mill Creek 8th Grade Recreational Cheer Squad.
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