Harris Melcher, an International Studies junior, had a novel idea for the club.
Along with other students and advisor Katharine Marino, this new club plans to make a difference at North Atlanta.
The modestly named “Leadership Club” pairs excelling upperclassmen with younger students who have disabilities, such as ADD, ADHD, and other disorders. Melcher, and the other students involved, want these students to have the same opportunities in school that others take for granted.
Already being an outstanding student, being an Editor on the Yearbook and making the Principle’s Honor List each year at North Atlanta, Melcher was recently awarded the Columbia Book Award for his contributions to the North Atlanta community through the club.
While many describe him as “one of a kind; being caring, funny, and an all around good friend”, club advisor Katharine Marino says, “Harris is a consistent star in the classroom, and has a dry sense of humor which makes him a joy to be around”.
The Leadership Club has already been approved by Principal Mark MyGrant, and is in the process of organizing to serve the community. Students like Harris are making sure that each and every student has equal opportunities to thrive at North Atlanta. The club plans to be active starting in the 2012-2013 school year.