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Meet Our Youth Commissioners

Aaliyah Buckholts is a resident of Riverdale, GA and currently a Junior at Charles Drew High School.  She is part of the St. Peter Baptist Church Family. Aaliyah’s favorite subjects are Math and Science. She has been an active member of Girl Scouts for 11 years, committing her extra time to volunteering and helping those in need.

Aaliyah is a Varsity Cheerleader as well as a member of the Tennis team.  She was elected President of her Junior Class and is actively involved in the QUEENS mentoring program, Upward Bound, Delta Sigma Theta GEMS and Beta Club. Aaliyah is currently in the top 5 percent of her graduating class and looks forward to graduating with high honors from Charles Drew High School in May 2017.  

Alyssa Craig is a senior at Perry Learning Academy. She likes to read and write. Alyssa has participated in Girls Scouts, District Honors Chorus, 4-H, and now with the Clayton County Youth Commission. Alyssa also loves to be very interactive and enjoys hands-on-work. After high school she hopes to study to become a Veterinary Technician.

Babatunde Sowunmi is a resident of Ellenwood, Georgia. He is currently a junior at Solid Rock Academy where he is actively involved in several extracurricular activities to include: Vice President of the student government association, member of the Senior Beta Club, Co-Captain of the varsity football team, and Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team. He is an assiduous and enthusiastic individual who is able to achieve the best from any given task at hand. Babatunde always completes his work and tasks. His favorite subjects are Mathematics, Literature, World History, and Physical Education (well, PE is not so much a subject, but one of my favorite classes). My hobbies are swimming, surfing the internet, visiting new places, hanging out with friends and family, and learning new things. His plan is to make a positive difference in the community by focusing on Peer Pressure. He will graduate with honors from Solid Rock Academy in May 2018.

Christian Williams was born in Jonesboro, Georgia, Dwayne and Cecelia Williams. He currently attends Elite Scholars Academy, with career aspirations to practice law. Christian is a student ambassador with People to People Student Ambassador Programs, and has traveled to over 26 countries , including the UK and China. He is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Christian has worked in the arts such as acting with 21st Century Entertainment and is a member of the National Honors Chorus, and the Elite Scholars Mock Trial team. He was also nominated for the National Academy of Future Scientist and Technologists Award. Lastly, Christian is honored to have the privilege of representing the youth of Clayton County by standing as a member of the Clayton County Youth Commission. While a member of this board he will try his best to address and correct the issues of Clayton County youth. 

Cristina Pavon is a resident of Clayton County born into a Latin family and currently a junior at Community Christian School. She has been a part of her high schools soccer team, Beta Club and National Honors Society. Cristina loves serving and helping others. She displays her love for people while working at Truett's Chick-Fil-A. She interns at the Clayton County Court House in the Solicitor General’s office. This internship led her to pursue a career as an attorney. Cristina loves to travel and visit new places experiencing new cultures and ways of life. Cristina is excited to be a part of Youth Council Commissions and to be able to help the youth of Clayton County.

Demarion Moses is a resident of Ellenwood, Georgia. Demarion is currently a junior at Stilwell School of the Arts. Demarion's favorite subjects are literature and history. He has participated in serval extracurricular activities to include: N.A.H.S. (National Arts Honors Society), and the Writing Club, as well as volunteer work. He plans on making a difference in his community by being a source of positivity and sharing that positivity with others. Demarion is expected to graduate from Stilwell School of the Arts in May 2017.

Denise'Ann Shields is a current resident of Morrow, Georgia and junior at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts. At Stilwell, Denise’Ann is a vocal major and dance minor with previous classes in theater. Conjoined with Mount Zion during her freshman year, Denise’Ann participated in the environmental club, homecoming court, and math team. In her proceeding high school years, Denise’Ann went on to join I Demonstrate Educated Beauty, Elite Scholars/ Beta Club, Stallion News Team, IV League Dance Team, Student Government Association, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society and National Art Honor Society. She plans on making a difference in her community by attacking teen violence. Denise’Ann will be graduating from Stilwell High school in May of 2017.

Deshun Boykin is a twelve year resident of Clayton County. He is a senior at Mundy's Mill High School Class of 2017. I'm a part of the 7th Dynasty Youth Ministry and New Morning Light Community Choir at my Church. I enjoy philanthropic activities such as; feeding the homeless in my community and traveling abroad to serve others. My first Mission trip was to Ponce, Puerto Rico. I built roofs and also painted fences. I am eager to try new things and to be the best that I can be. I am a goal-oriented, hard worker, and I love to help others. I believe that to achieve greatness it also comes with great responsibility and if I put my mind to things, they will get done in decency and in order. I look forward to serving on the Clayton County Board of Youth Commissioners.

Jose Scott, Jr was born in Miami, Florida to Jose and Nacoe Scott.  At an early age, his parents noticed a special gift in the area of Science that God had empowered him with. Jose has been homeschooled for the most of his academic years.

While a student in public school, Jose received numerous accolades in Science, Math, and Social Studies.  He was an honor roll student in the public school system and still maintains that status as a homeschooler.  Jose has participated in the STEM program at Georgia Tech and the Space Academy in Huntsville Alabama. Jose also dabbled in a little modeling, played tackle football, soccer, and will soon be a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. At the age of 14, Jose decided that he wanted to tackle college early.  By the fall of 2015, Jose started his first semester in college.  He is scheduled to graduate with his AA degree in winter 2016. He aspires to be an Aerospace Engineer, Astronomist, a Chemist, or a Computer Engineer. Jose was selected by Clayton County District III Commissioner, Shana Rooks, to serve as a Youth Commissioner for Clayton County.

Loretta Buchanan is a sophomore at Solid Rock Academy. She is involved in various extra curriculum activities such as: Secretary of Student Government Association, President of the Senior Beta Club, Co-Captain of the Cheerleading Team, Basketball, Dance, and Chorus. Loretta is a resident of Jonesboro, Georgia (Clayton County). She is an astute and vibrate hard worker who is able to achieve any task that is given to her. Her favorite subjects are literature/Composition and World History. She is a helpful and a generous person who finishes duties in an organized and creative way. She plans on making a difference in her community by focusing on rebellious acts within the youth today. Her hobbies include: shopping, pampering herself, visiting new places, surfing the internet, learning new things, and hanging out with friends and family. Loretta's plan is to graduate from Solid Rock Academy in the year of 2019.