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​2016 Regional Teen Conference


The Raleigh-Wake Chapter had a total of 30 teens and parents registered for the 63rd Teen Conference held in Portsmouth, VA on June 23 - 26, 2016. The theme for the conference was "Every Great Dream, Begins with a Dreamer". There were a total of 488 Mid-Atlantic registered participants at this conference.


The regional teen officers, which included our own Regional Teen Vice-President, Hunter Martin did a fabulous job planning teen conference. We filled our days with fun activities such as Busch Gardens, giving back to our community through a service project and business meetings.


We are especially proud of the work that teens submitted for chapter awards. The chapter won 3rd place in the display competition! Teen President, Shelby Brown was the delegate for the chapter and Chaz Crosby was our alternate, along with serving on the teen nominating committee.


The region recognized our individual chapter awards as well:


Carole Robinson Award: John (JT) Mitchell III

Teen Achiever:  Jada Coleman

Teen Athlete: Christian Pigues


Class of 2016 / Raleigh-Wake Seniors:

Jada Coleman

Darian Fogg

Quavis Johnson

Mariah Lewis

Cameron Ogle

John Mitchell III

Karson Thompson



I'm please to announce the 2016-17 Mid-Atlantic Region Teen Officers:


Hunter Martin, President

Raleigh-Wake Chapter


Kennedy Byrd, Vice President

Capital City Chapter


Kayla Merriweather, Secretary

Durham Chapter


Myles Copeland, Treasurer

Portsmouth Chapter


Carlos Brown, Member-At-Large

Norfolk Chapter


Quinton Taylor won a position on the teen nominating committee for next year.


I'm so extremely proud of the Raleigh-Wake teens. They overcame obstacles, long days and nights, meet new friends, established a stronger bond as a chapter and more importantly learned the importance teen conference. I'm happy to say everyone seemed to have a good time!


Click HERE for more pictures.


​Long Live Jack & Jill ~


Nicole H. Martin

Former RD / Lead Teen Advisor

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