Senior Receives 10<20 Youth Impact Award

J’oules Williams ’24 is a member of Memphis Parent magazine’s inaugural 10 under 20 class. The award celebrates youth who strive to make a difference in their community and change the lives of others for the better.
The 10<20 Youth Impact Award from Memphis Parent honors teens who are trying to make an impact through their school, business, leadership, or service. Memphis Parent said it chose J’oules because she is a member of the Bridge Builders Collaborate Leadership Council, serves as a student volunteer with the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court Youth Court, and leads the Facing History Club at Hutchison. 

“It was an honor to be recognized because a lot of people my age do so much… this helped me realize that what I do is actually influential,” J’oules said about receiving the award.

You can read more about her service and leadership in the Memphis community in the May 2024 issue of Memphis Parent. We are also proud to share that J’oules will be a Clarence Day Scholar at Rhodes College. This prestigious $35,000/year scholarship is awarded to just 10 incoming freshmen from Memphis and Shelby County who display the potential to become future leaders in our city. It is a four-year program of personal development, reflection, and civic engagement, with opportunities to participate in campus and city-wide events and Memphis leadership initiatives.

“With this scholarship, I will get to connect with other Memphians and learn more about what this city offers,” she said. “To serve is to be held responsible. I know that I have a role in Memphis to do what benefits the city and can make this area better for our future.”

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