18 Under 18 Honoree: Evan Sommer
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Evan Sommer

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Evan Sommer, 16, Walton High School

Evan is an exceptional athlete, a top student, and a leader within the Jewish community. He was a leader of his club NASA soccer team and helped to bring his Maccabi soccer team to medal in 2019. Evan volunteers with children who have physical and mental disabilities through NASA’s TOPSoccer Program, in line with his Jewish values. An example of hard work and effort, Evan is committed to Jewish studies. In third grade, his Hebrew school teacher at Congregation Etz Chaim recognized his love of Torah and Judaism and asked Evan to read Torah in front of the congregation. He has been reading Torah ever since.

Activities and Awards:
National Honor Society, Walton High School, 2020
Rabbi Daniel Dorsch’s Teen Leadership Council, Etz Chaim, 2019-2020
NASA Elite Clubs National League and varsity soccer player, 2018-2020
Georgia state top 10-ranked wrestler, 2018-2020
NASA’s TOPSoccer Program, volunteers for children with physical and mental disabilities, 2017-2020
Iron Raider Award (for being a varsity athlete in three sports in one year)
Walton cross country team, Georgia High School Association State Cross Country Championships all class team champion; voted
most valuable runner of cross country
championship meet by Walton coaches, 2019
2019 U16 Atlanta Maccabi soccer team silver medalist, 2019
Walton High School Jew Crew club, 2018-2019
MJCCA day camps camper and counselor, 2006-2010, 2019
Camp Barney Medintz camper, 2011-2018

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