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MCHS Senior Committed to School and Community

Jordan Schlanger, 17, excels in athletics, academics and humanitarian efforts.

Jordan Schlanger

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.

Do you know of an outstanding child, teen, team or club? Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Kristi.Reed@Patch.com. Be sure to include all of the following information:

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Cynthia Montgomery September 22, 2011 at 02:57 PM
What a wonderful example of what is right with the young women of today. Jordan is well rounded and is a wonderful volunteer for not only her community but the community at large with her Amigos work. It is super to see this young woman pay tribute to not only her mother but also her religion. Getting a young person to a place of strong, stable, and sound is work but there are many places to find success and it looks like Jordan sites her place of worship for her determined personality. Great thought for anyone searching for success in their life.
Joyce Schlanger September 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM
My daughter gives too much credit to my support. This is an incredible young lady that I marvel at daily of what she balances and accomplishes. Her ability to maintain her high GPA while taking 4 AP classes, peer leading and participating in an internship as a lab assistant in the area of biology/microbiology astounds me. Daily after school she participates in many of her volunteer projects and extracurricular clubs and athletics giving up much of her social time for the welfare of others...she is truly selfless. She aspires to go to the University of Notre Dame or the University of GA where I am sure she will bring an intellectual and moral vitality to her college community. Her commitment to her family, her religion and her community hopefully will inspire other youth to get involved for a better tomorrow.
Cynthia Montgomery September 26, 2011 at 02:08 PM
I hope she was interview for the Miss Mill Creek pageants this past weekend as she is just the type of young lady pageants are looking for, intelligent, involved and inspirational. If not please put the Miss Memorial Day Pageant in late April on her calendar as she is just what we are looking for and we offer a $400 scholarship to our winner!
Joyce Schlanger September 27, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Actually, she is particpating in Miss Mill Creek. It will be her first pageant so we will see how it goes. Thanks for the recommendation on the Miss Memorial Day Pageant...I am sure she would love to get it a shot.

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