The American Advertising Federation District 3 (AAF D3) leadership committee recently named Leah Garrett as the 2014 AAF D3 Diversity Scholarship recipient. Garrett will receive a check for $1,000 to be used for post-secondary education.
Garrett is a graduate of Woodmont High School and is enrolled at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. At Woodmont, Garrett served as the editor of the “Cat Tales” yearbook and as president of the BETA club. Leah is also a member of her local AAF chapter’s Diversity Committee. To better her community, she works diligently with local charities and school initiatives to develop advertising campaigns.
Garrett’s English teacher, Selene McAllster, described her as a driven young woman. “She works hard for the BETA club, her church and the community because she honestly wants to make a difference in people’s lives,” McAllster said. “She correctly understands the value of real education, that which is learned both inside and beyond the walls of the classroom.”
Previously, Garrett was selected to participate in AAF Greenville’s 2013 Minority High School Internship program. This program is part of a national initiative designed to provide students with a hands-on experience in the advertising and communications fields. Selected students complete a two-week summer internship at various local host organizations. In addition to receiving $500 for college, the interns are also eligible for the chance to receive the $1,000 district-level scholarship.