Gwinnett Student Leadership Team (GSLT)
Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Mission: The mission of PRHS GSLT is to provide outreach towards every student in the student body, unite the cluster through in school and after school leadership development programs, and to foster a culture dedicated to the pursuit of excellence where every student feels worthy and valued. #ONERIDGE
Vision: The PRHS GSLT commits to serving everyone at Peachtree Ridge, promises to lead with respect, empathy, and integrity, and pledges to promotes school-wide appreciation and pride while acting as the correspondent between the administration, teachers, and students.
Core Values: Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Community
Meet the Team
Shivani Desai: Shivani loves learning how the world works. As an aspiring tech entrepreneur, she's involved in STEM empowerment and business as the President of Society of Women Engineers and Girls Who Code. She is on the Student Council Executive and she serves as the CEO @ Taste the Charity, Inc., which has hosted the annual Taste of Gwinnett since 2018. Shavani is trying her best to be a polyglot by practicing French, Russian, and new programming languages! In her free time she enjoys lots of coffee and boba with friends; road trips with her family; and watching HBO shows.
Michaela Sawyer: Michaela loves to support the Ridge community that has been so fulling to her throughout the years by taking part in personal and team oriented endeavors that reflect the variety of interests and talents Ridge has developed in her. She is on the inaugural Championship Varsity Flag Football team and a member of the Varsity Track Team. When Michaela is not assisting with leadership activities via GSLT or facilitating events for the African American Student Association, she enjoys creative writing, watching classic films, and has recently taken up learning piano.
Kyle Zuluaga: At Ridge Kyle enjoys serving as his high school's Debate Team Captain and as the President of HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education) chapter. In addition, Kyle loves to tumble and is a member of the school's award-winning Varsity Competition Cheer Team, Blue PRIDE. Outside of school, Kyle loves to travel, serve on the Taste of Gwinnett Team, and relax by the pool with his family.
M'Lynn Gonzalez: M'Lynn is originally from Miami, but ever since moving to Georgia she's made plenty of friends at Ridge. She can typically be found volunteering working concessions during basketball team with her fellow Key Club members. M'Lynn loves helping people and bringing a smile to their faces. This year she intends to challenge herself by enrolling in more AP classes and she is excited about meeting new people when she returns to school!
Zaia Hammond: Zaia loves to see life through a creative lens of the different experiences of others. She truly values the importance of building kind and impactful relationships with people from all backgrounds. Zaia finds joy in helping others and in providing a voice to the unheard. She participates in multiple school organizations including: Varsity Softball, Varsity Girls Flag Football, Orchestra, Student Council, African American Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Take 2 America. When she's not on the field or hitting the books, Zaia enjoys nights with her friends and family; traveling the world; doing arts and crafts; and spreading laughter! You can always find her listening to, playing, or humming a tune!
Trinity Marshall: Trinity loves to develop fulfilling and diverse relationships within her community. She values loyalty and the importance of effective communication skills. Trinity is an empowering young lady who wants to help her peers find a way to be as comfortable using their voice as she is using her own. She participates in multiple Varsity level sports including: Track & Field, Flag Football, and Blue Pride the Competition Cheer Team. Trinity is also involved in DECA, Student Council, and Take 2 America all while taking rigorous courses. If she is not participating in a sport, Trinity spends time traveling, working on GSLT tasks, reading, drawing, editing videos, and growing her newly established business called Use Your Voice. Trinity often speaks at town hall meetings about current events and her views and purpose as a teen in the world. She's full of joy and loves helping empower others.
Peachtree Ridge Leadership Team
Peachtree Ridge Leadership Team
Current 9th - 11th graders are encouraged to apply for the Peachtree Ridge Leadership Team (PRLT). There are two levels of leadership on the PRLT. The descriptions are below. Applications can be found on the Student Leadership bulletin board in the main atrium, A102, or can be printed from the link below. Applications 2020-2021 application dates TBD.
1. Lion mentors (Sample Only Yellow Application): Your main role would be to present advisement lessons to freshmen
PRIDE's .There are not many out of school responsibilities, but you would be expected to be prepared for the advisement lessons. Once each month, you will meet with the Lion Leaders to prepare for the advisement lessons that month. 2-3 times per month, you will be presenting advisement lessons in the freshman PRIDE'sin small groups. This will still give you around 4 times per month to be involved in other PRIDE responsibilities if needed.
2. Lion leaders (Sample Only Green Application): Your main role is to plan and partially create each of the lessons for freshmen advisement, as well as present them. You would be the leader of a group of about 8, with the other 7 members being Lion Mentors. You would have to make a few more out of school commitments than the lion mentors, but the large majority of your work would be done during PRIDE.
You are invited to join the PRHS Student Council! It is easy to join - all you have to do is pay our dues and commit to coming to Student Council meetings that are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm. The $15.00 Student Council dues can be paid through MyPaymentsPlus. Please visit the Student Council Ridge Website for more information.