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Two GAC Students Selected for Southwest Gwinnett Magazine's 20 Under 21
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Two GAC Students Selected for Southwest Gwinnett Magazine's 20 Under 21

Congrats to GAC students Zoey Schlueter (Class of ‘24) and Dominique Riley (Class of ‘25) for being selected for Southwest Gwinnett Magazine's 20 Under 21!

⁠The feature recognizes unique young adults, their gifts, achievements, and dreams. 

⁠We are proud of you, Zoey and Dominique!

Read the full feature below.

Original article found on Southwest Gwinnett Magazine.

Zoey Schlueter

Zoey Schlueter, currently a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC), is a leader, philanthropist and journalist, ready to make a lasting mark in the world of journalism and beyond. 

For Schlueter, high school has been a time to focus on leadership roles and dedicate time to community service. 

Her membership with the National Charity League since the seventh grade is a testament to her giving spirit. 

This involvement connected her with organizations such as Focus and Fragile, where she offered her time as a camp counselor for physically and mentally disabled students during her summer breaks. 

Schlueter’s passion for philanthropy continues to bloom. By ninth grade, she stepped into the role of Co-President for GAC’s Beta Club chapter, which she maintained throughout all four years of high school. 

Schlueter has also been an active member of the National Honor Society, contributing to school philanthropy projects. 

Schlueter earned the position of Head Prefect for Greater Atlanta Christian School in the 2023-2024 school year. In this role, Schlueter facilitates communication within the high school. 

She collaborates with six other distinguished prefects, all sharing the mission of enhancing student culture throughout the academic year. 

Dr. Paul Cable, GAC’s High School Principal, applauds Schlueter’s achievements. “Zoey is an incredibly wide-ranging and effective leader across our campus. From her leadership on the athletic field and in service endeavors to her stellar work in journalism, Zoey’s maturity, consistency, humility and excellence are truly inspirational,” he remarked. 

Her academic interests center around journalism, a passion she discovered as the Editor-in-Chief of the school yearbook. 

This love for journalism was further confirmed during her summer internship at Peachtree Corners Magazine, reaffirming her desire to dive deeper into the industry. 

Schlueter completed close to a dozen articles for print and online publication during her internship. As she looks forward to her college journey, Schlueter aims to major in journalism, envisioning a future in magazine journalism. 

Beyond her academic and leadership pursuits, Schlueter remains grounded with her club and varsity soccer activities. She also actively participates in her church small group at Gwinnett Church Inside Out. 

Dominique Riley

Dominique “Dom” Riley, a junior at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC), is an outstanding student, athlete and friend. 

She is an honors dual credit student with a 4.0 GPA, all while remaining involved at school and working a part-time job. She credits her drive to succeed to her mother’s teachings about hard work. 

“She has exemplified what hard work and dedication can help you accomplish,” Riley continued. “This helped me in both my academics and athletics.” 

Riley is an active member of the Beta Club, National Spanish Honors Society and National Society of High School Scholars at school. She is a Redzone Leader, bringing encouragement and energy to all school events, such as sports, theater and arts. 

She is also a starting varsity lacrosse player. Her efforts contributed to the team’s undefeated record and first-ever 6A Region Championship win. 

“The achievements I am most proud of aren’t necessarily the big wins, but the little accomplishments in between,” said Riley. “The simple wins throughout the day remind me of my goals and how I want to better myself.” 

Riley volunteers at local church food banks and participated in a mission trip to Athens, Greece. In Greece, she provided essentials to Ukrainian refugee families fleeing war, offering groceries and other necessities. 

Dr. Paul Cable, GAC’s High School Principal, speaks highly of Riley’s character. 

“Dominique has a unique ability to connect with people. She models care for others above herself, making her our go-to when we need to make newcomers feel at home,” he stated. 

Riley spends her free time with family, friends and her dog, Nakia. 

“They are key influences in my life that allow me to be who I am and express myself freely,” she shared. 

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