WCHS Class of 2023 Senior, Gavin Young, was one of the 40 selected students in Georgia to participate in the Colony Bank Leadership Academy for the 2022-2023 school year. The Colony Leadership Academy is a professional leadership curriculum that is achieved through an eleven-month program of structured activity where students become familiar with all aspects of the community. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a $1,000.00 Scholarship to the University/College of their choice. Colony utilizes professional leadership trainers through UGA’s Fanning Institute as well as community leaders and resources. Gavin participated in four in-person sessions during his Jr. & Sr. year. The sessions were located in Albany, Moultrie, Valdosta, and the final session & graduation is in Savannah, Georgia, November 11-12th, 2022.
Gavin also received the Georgia Certificate of Merit Award from the University of Georgia and several other Awards. He is the Team Captain of the Robotics Team and is active in many other clubs and activities. Gavin is the son of Clay & Angel Williford-Young.