Drew Charter students take center stage in storytelling

This week, all eyes turn to East Lake. And each year, the East Lake Foundation takes TOUR Championship week as an opportunity to grab the attention of tournament attendees, at-home viewers and the media to share the countless stories of success that make our community such a special and a vibrant place to be. On golf’s grand finish, we aim to tell our grand story.

Who better to do it then our very own students at Charles R. Drew Charter School? This year, there will be four student correspondents working hard at East Lake Golf Club to bring our community’s stories to life.

We hope you’ll follow along as these incredible students trade in their in-class lecture notes and textbooks for in-person interviews and audio recorders. In their own voices balanced with their own perspectives, they’ll be bringing the story of East Lake — their story — directly to you.

Meet this year’s Drew Charter Student Correspondents:

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Asha Anderson (Junior): An active member in the student body, Asha in engaged with Drew Charter’s Chorus, Drama and Student Government Association, serving as its 10th grade vice president. Outside of school, she participates in Jack and Jill: The Atlanta Chapter and Breakthrough Atlanta. Asha has hopes to attend Howard University and major in Musical Theatre.

Landon Bennett (Senior): A three-year member of Drew Charter’s varsity soccer team, Landon also is involved with the school’s Beta Club, National Honor Society and Academic Decathlon. He also was a part of the school’s Bridge to Tech program, fostering the development of children as they transition from eighth to ninth grade. He is a peer leader at Drew Charter, mentoring freshmen.

Alexis Gaines (Junior): Alexis is the varsity cheer captain at Drew Charter, as well as the middle school’s debate team coach and the founder of the high school’s debate team. She plans to earn a degree in corporate communications.

Asher McGee (Senior): Asher excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society, and on the court as an all-region basketball player starring for Drew Charter. In addition to working with students through the Horizons program at Georgia Tech, he also coaches youth basketball. Asher’s energy and passion for making a difference contribute to his ability to impact the community and the Drew Charter School as a standout student-athlete.