18 Under 18 Honoree: Will Solomon
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Will Solomon

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Will Solomon, 16, Dunwoody High School

Will is a well-rounded teen who is involved in numerous activities, community service and sports while maintaining above a 4.0 GPA. He is responsible and cares deeply about his community. In addition to other service projects, Will has exemplified his dedication as a volunteer and leader with Creating Connected Communities, where he has become knowledgeable and involved in helping the community on issues of homelessness and poverty. He currently serves as vice president and has participated in educational development such as visiting a women’s home; listening to guest speakers address homelessness, poverty, and how to eradicate these issues; and visiting a homeless shelter. Will was a madrich, or assistant teacher, at Congregation B’nai Torah and has participated in numerous Maccabi and BBYO sports. He was just named captain of his Dunwoody High School varsity swim team for next year.

Activities and Awards:
DeKalb County Swim Team qualifier and school representative, January 2020
Local elementary schools, monthly tutor, 2019-2020
Dunwoody High School varsity swim team
National English Honor Society
Beta Club
Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)
Amy’s Holiday Party, December 2019
Maccabi Swim Team, summer 2019 (swimmer and host); various community service
projects, July 2019; Midot Medal for exemplifying six core values of JCC Maccabi: Jewish
peoplehood, joy, pride, respect, Tikkun Olam and big-heartedness, August 2019
Lifeguard certification, February 2019
Lifeguard, summer 2019
National Honor Society, member
MLK Day of Service, January 2019
B’nai Torah Sunday School teacher assistant, 2018-2019
Creating Connected Communities Leadership Development Program, vice president,
board member, various events, 2018-19
Amy’s Holiday Party, December 2018
Swimmer of the Week, awarded by swim teach coaches for effort and
sportsmanship, 2018
Play Your Heart Out Basketball Tournament, team member, August 2018
Maccabi Swim Team, summer 2017 (Birmingham, Ala.)
Close to Home Club, vice president, 10th grade, various events, 2017-18

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