2012 Dogwood Court
Jordan Alexander Davis
Jordan Davis is the 17 year old daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Davis of Charlottesville. Jordan is a Junior at Charlottesville High School where she is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Marching Knights, Wind Ensemble, and Key Club. Jordan enjoys playing the saxophone, singing, and volunteering. After High School Jordan plans to attend a four year university and pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering.
Mahi Alexandra Steinberg
Mahi Steinberg is the 18 year old daughter of Dave and Sumati Steinberg of Yogaville. Mahi is the graduate of the American School, an accredited home schooling program. Mahi enjoys hiking, snowboarding, dance, yoga, cooking, painting, and writing poetry. Mahi has an older sister and a younger brother. Mahi aspires to become a model and plans on becoming a yoga teacher in 2012. Mahi would also like to attend Culinary Arts School in the future to become a pastry chef.
Candace Ivy Collins
Candace Collins is the 16 year old daughter of Rick and Laurie Collins of Palmyra. Candace is a Junior at Fluvanna High School where she is a member of the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School, President Elect for 2012/2013 of the Beta Club, Scholastic Bowl Team, and the Varsity Swim and Dive Team. Outside of school Candace has been a registered Girl Scout for 10 years, and has been with the FAST swim team for 8 years. Candace is currently employed at the Crescent Inn Restaurant and volunteers her time teaching children how to swim. After High School Candace plans to apply to the University of Virginia and pursue a Political Science Major before attending the UVA School of Law.
Abigail Erin Griswold
Abigail Griswold is the 17 year old daughter of Richard and Brenda Griswold of Ruckersville. Abigail is a Senior at United Christian Academy where she is actively involved in tutoring children. Abigail enjoys singing, running, and spending time with her family and friends. Abigail faithfully attends Portico Church and is actively involved in her youth group. Abigail is a part of the missions team and has traveled to Costa Rica and will be going to South Africa this summer. Abigail plans to attend Liberty University in the fall and wishes to become a full time Missionary in Africa.
Sara Elsbeth Harris
Sara Harris is the 17 year old daughter of Michael and Christi Harris of Louisa. Sara is a Junior at Louisa County High School where she is actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council Association, Building Leadership Academics and Knowledge, Mainstage and Musical Theater Ensemble, Soccer Team, and Varsity Field Hockey. Sara enjoys arts and crafts, cooking, singing for fun, and being a volunteer camp counselor at 4-H Camp during the summer. After High School Sara plans to attend college and major in Business and Marketing or attend Culinary School.
Toni Ann Gambale
Toni Ann Gambale is the 20 year old daughter of Jeff and Danielle Metz of Madison and the granddaughter of Carol Ann and Buddy Gamble. Toni Ann attends Germanna Community College while also working as a waitress. Toni Ann enjoys acting, singing, riding horses, and spending time with family and friends. Toni Ann belongs to a family that fosters children with special needs and also provides respite care for children in emergency situations. Toni Ann would like to educate her community, as well as surrounding communities about the positive effects that fostering a child can have on not only the child's life, but the foster family's as well.
Julia Ann Yurasits
Julia Yurasits is the 18 year old daughter of James and Leigh Anne Yurasits of Orange. Julia is a Senior at Orange County High School where she is a student in the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School Program and has earned a 4.0 Honor Roll and Academic Achievement Awards each year. Julia is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, the Art Club Secretary, and a member of the Varsity Sideline Cheer Squad. Julia represented Orange County this past summer at Virginia Girls State. Julia enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and learning the banjitar. Each Summer Julia volunteers with the 4-H Therapeutic Adventure Camp of Orange and works part-time as a life guard. Julia has been accepted into the Cormier Honors College at Longwood University where she plans to major in Education.
**Portraits Courtesy of Gitchell's Studio**