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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.

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. 

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.

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.