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Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2019-20

The Emerging Public Leaders 2019-20
June 16 - 20, 2019

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2019-20 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 16-20, 2019 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership.

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across South Carolina have been accepted for EPL's 17th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 267. For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

The following video was produced by Sophie Anderson, a 2019-20 participant. She captured the breadth and impact of the Emerging Leaders Program.

Welcome the 2019-20 student participants:

Ashley Anderson, Academic Magnet High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Mackenzie Brady, Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
Jennifer Nguyen, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach SC
Hunter Bridges, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, Bamberg, SC
Faith Eberflus, River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC
Ariel Meriwether, Strom Thurmond High School, Johnston, SC
Madison Pollock, Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC
Alecia Williams, Barnwell High School, Barnwell, SC
Sophie Anderson, Greenville High School, Greenville, SC
Rund Abdelnabi, Greenville Tech, Piedmont, SC
Douglas Culclasure, Wade Hampton Fine Arts, Greenville, SC
Vee Edlund, Oakbrook Prep, Spartanburg, SC
Natalie Geiger, Next High School, Greenville, SC
Nayha Hussain, Riverside High School, Greer, SC
Ellis McLarty, Wade Hampton Fine Arts, Greenville, SC
Robert Runnion, JL Mann High School, Greenville, SC
Dustin Tant, York Prep Academy, Rock Hill, SC
Ellie Toler, Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC

While students are on Furman University’s campus, they will investigate topics such as engaging in the community, analyzing critical issues, practicing ethical leadership, developing communication and presentation skills, and planning for the implementation of a service project.

Thanks to generous sponsors including Cox Industries, State Farm, Walmart and
John and Emilie Pazden, students attend free of charge.