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Chamber announces 2008-09 ambassadors

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officially announced the upcoming year’s Chamber Ambassadors at Monday’s Board meeting.
Executive director Sheryl Vickery said she does not know the 12 upcoming seniors who were named Ambassadors, but looks forward to becoming acquainted with them.
The 2008-09 Chamber Ambassadors include, Alan Ash, Sara Beth Davis, Ni’cholas Johnson, Seth Lassitter, Josulyn Marshall, Patrick McPherson, Emily Moore, Andrea Nall, Tieka North, Tray Smith, Ashleigh Taylor and Cody Vickery.
Interviews were held May 19-20 and the students were notified by mail by the end of May.
Vickery, who was recently hired as Chamber director, said she hopes to host a reception for the new Ambassadors.
Chamber Ambassadors have many roles in the community. They assist with several events as they represent the Chamber. An Ambassador must earn 50 hours of service and must miss no more than two monthly meetings.
Chamber Ambassadors come from different area schools.
Emily Moore is homeschooled. She is involved and interested in many activities including theatre, yoga, music, reading, traveling, Youth Leadership Atmore and Bible Campus Ministries. She is the daughter of Dr. Harry and Joanne Moore.
Patrick McPherson is a student at Northview High School. He participates in varsity basketball, Future Farmers of America and is an usher at St. Roberts Church. He is the son of Larry and Mary McPherson.
Escambia Academy Chamber Ambassadors include, Seth Lassitter, Sara Beth Davis, Alan Ash and Andrea Nall.
Lassitter enjoys fishing, hunting, running, basketball, football, painting and volleyball. He is the son of Ray and Diane Lassitter.
Davis participates in cheerleading, softball, basketball, Youth Leadership Atmore, student government, drama, sign language and church activities. She is the daughter of the Rev. Don and Sara Davis.
Ash is involved with Boys State, Beta Club, track, cross country, basketball, weightlifting, Student Government Association, Pep Club, Youth Leadership Atmore, Power House and is a Southern Pine representative. He is the son of Alan and Dale Ash.
Nall enjoys track, cross country, varsity cheerleading, photography, creative writing and reading. She is the daughter of Concettia Nall.
Escambia County High School Chamber Ambassadors include, Josulyn Marshall, Tieka North, Tray Smith, Cody Vickery, Ashleigh Taylor and Ni’cholas Johnson.
Marshall is involved with several activities including, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, FBLA, HOSA, Youth Leadership Atmore, varsity cheerleading, is a member of the Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, and is on the Expose’ Step and Dance Team and the Atmore All Star Dance Team. She is the daughter of George Anthony and Magaline Marshall.
North enjoys band, softball, Upward Bound and is in the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Joyce North.
Smith is the Student Government Association vice president at ECHS, is a National Honor Society member, a Boy Scout and a sound system co-manager at First Presbyterian Church. He is the son of Ralph Jr. and Tammy Smith.
Vickery is a member of the Student Government Association, National Honor Society, art club, plays varsity baseball and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends and family. His parents are Todd and Dana Vickery.
Taylor plays volleyball, softball, basketball and is a cheerleader. She enjoys church, the dance and step team, reading, texting, exercising and watching TV. She is the daughter of Shanda Williams and Marcus Fairley.
Johnson plays baseball and volunteers to align area softball fields. He enjoys playing with his brother and sister. He is the son of Veronica Johnson.