18 Under 18 Honoree: Grant Chernau
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Grant Chernau

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Grant Chernau, 17, Pope High School

Grant is a smart, committed and inclusive person. He is incredibly hardworking and responsible, taking on leadership positions only when he feels he learned enough to accomplish the job successfully and can dedicate enough time to the role. He has moved up the leadership positions in various groups at school, such as Philosophy Club and Jew Crew. As Sababa USY chapter president at Congregation Etz Chaim, Grant worked with the board to rewrite the Youth Department Constitution and created a new framework for USY programming. His duties with USY included overseeing the eighth grade Gesher convention and working to increase and maintain membership in the region. Grant has been an active part of his synagogue through playing in Etz Chaim’s band and teaching at its religious school.

Activities and Awards:
Pope High School honor roll, , ninth through 12th grades
Etz Chaim band member, ninth through 12th grades
12th grade:
National Merit Scholarship recognition, PSAT/NMSQT
Pope High School: one of 20 Who’s Who awardees
Pope High School superlative: Most Intellectual
United Synagogue Youth HaNegev USY, regional membership and Kadima vice president
11th grade:
National Honor Society inductee
Hadassah Chesed Student Award winner
The Linda and Michael Weinroth Chesed Community Service Award
Etz Chaim religious school teacher for seventh grade
Etz Chaim Sababa USY chapter president
USY HaNegev region, Ein Gedi sub-regional liaison (membership and Kadima general board)
Tenth grade:
Sababa USY chapter programming vice president
United USY HaNegev region – Kadima liaison (membership and Kadima general board)
Pop High School Principal’s Award
Etz Chaim Sababa USY Member of the Year
Ninth and 10th grade:
Etz Chaim religious school madrich
Ninth grade:
Sababa USY, Chapter Young Leader

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