18 Under 18 Honoree: Samantha Miller
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Samantha Miller

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Samantha Miller, 17, Chattahoochee High School

Samantha is a leader among her peers. Outgoing and friendly, she always has a smile. Samantha is a varsity athlete and a dedicated volunteer. She is the president of the Will to Live Club at Chattahoochee High School, which educates kids on suicide prevention and mental illness. Since family friend Will Trautwein died by suicide 10 years ago, Samantha has been heavily involved in the organization, educating friends, teammates, and schoolmates on what it takes to be a “life teammate,” the message of the foundation started by Will’s friends and family. Samantha plans to start a Will to Live Club in college as well. As communications chair of Creating Connected Communities, Samantha has the responsibility for marketing the organization and speaking publicly as a representative throughout the community. She coaches and helps with Maccabi basketball tryouts, and has participated in the B’nai B’rith Pinch Hitter Program, volunteering at nursing homes on Christmas Day since she was 10 years old.

Activities and Awards:
Varsity lacrosse, three years
Will to Live Club president, nine months
Creating Connected Communities North communications chair, five months
Latin Club member, three years,
BBYO Mizrah chapter member, three years
MVP for lacrosse, 2019
Camp Barney Medintz, numerous camper awards

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