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Reach for Excellence Alumni at Marist School Martin Luther King Assembly

On Friday, January 12, Marist School hosted an assembly to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. The theme of the assembly was Service and Justice and several Reach for Excellence graduates were asked to address the students.

Jordan Snellings, Cohort 2007 E, spoke about how his experiences at Reach for Excellence and later Marist School helped transform him into a servant leader. Jordan, now the Assistant Athletic Director at Mt. Pigsah Christian School and Reach for Excellence Board Member, said that Reach helped him build a strong work ethic and learn the skills needed to be successful in his current role.

Amanda Bradley, also Cohort 2007 E and Marist School graduate, spoke about how each student needs to decide how they will give back to their community. After attending Harvard for both her undergraduate and law degrees, Amanda returned to Atlanta to become a corporate litigator. But she also noted that in addition to her corporate cases, she pursues pro bono work to ensure she continues to “do justice”. Like Jordan, Amanda has also given her time to help inspire our current Reach for Excellence students.