18 Under 18 Honoree: Maya Schiele
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Maya Schiele

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Maya Schiele , 17, Dunwoody High School

Maya is a smart, kind and ambitious person. She takes every opportunity to engage in activities that help her grow and takes on new challenges to push herself further. She was the president of the Dunwoody BBYO chapter and is currently the regional treasurer of the Greater Atlanta Region. Maya was involved in her school Spanish club for two years and tutors English to Spanish-speaking children from an Atlanta Title I elementary school as an intern with La Amistad. She is also a Youth Ambassador representing the United States for the World Literacy Foundation. Maya finds many opportunities to volunteer; she promoted green initiatives with her high school green club and volunteers with Second Helpings, bringing unsold food products to a local church for underprivileged people.

Activities and Awards:
Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Personal Finance Competition (Dunwoody High School team), March 2020
National Honor Society, 2018-present
National Social Studies Honor Society (Rho Kappa), 2018-present
National Spanish Honor Society, 2018-present
Dunwoody High School Green Club, 2016-present, oversees DHS recycling program
Stand UP! (BBYO international initiative), 2016-present
Second Helpings, 2015-present
BBYO regional treasurer, Greater Atlanta Region, planning leadership conference, March, 2019-20.
BBYO Dunwoody chapter, president, 2018-present; treasurer, 2017-2018; membership and treasury committees, 2007
BBYO International Leadership Network, fundraising task force, 2018-present
Dunwoody High School Principal’s List (school’s highest academic honor), 2016-present
Seal of Biliteracy (For earning a 5 on AP Spanish exam), 2019
Powerade “Power Your School” Competition winner (Filmed and edited a video, awarded $2,000 for DHS athletic facilities), 2018
BBYO Chapter of the Year (Chosen by the Atlanta regional board during term as chapter president), 2018-2019
BBYO Treasurer of the Year (Chosen by Atlanta regional board as the most accomplished treasurer), 2017-2018
BBYO Chapter Leadership Training Conference, International Leadership Training Conference, summer 2017, summer 2018
La Amistad program intern: tutor and teach English to Spanish-speaking children from an Atlanta Title I elementary school twice
Camp Barney Medintz, counselor

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