Calera Chamber of Commerce announces junior chamber members

The eight members of the Calera Chamber of Junior Chamber were announced during the Aug. 12 luncheon (Reporter Photo/Ginny Cooper McCarley)

The eight members of the Calera Chamber of Junior Chamber were announced during the Aug. 12 luncheon (Reporter Photo/Ginny Cooper McCarley)

By GINNY COOPER MCCARLEY / Staff Writer

CALERA—The Calera Chamber of Commerce announced members for their Calera Chamber of Commerce Junior Chamber during the Aug. 12 luncheon at Timberline Golf Club.

The junior chamber is comprised of three junior and four senior students, and students will help with events such as the Strawberry Festival and Golf Tournament, meet with city leaders, undergo mock interviews and speak with business leaders in the community.

This year’s junior chamber will include Johnna “Madison” Jacobs, Ariel Charone James, Claire Elizabeth Headley, Heather Marie Hilyer, Maua Natasha “Maya” Underwood, Katherine “Isabella” Powell, Steve Small and Alannah Bree Culbert.

“I heard about (the program), and it seemed like a great opportunity so I though ‘why not?’” Calera High School senior Small said. “I really want to help out the community and try to be a positive influence.”

Powell, also a senior at Calera High School, cited similar reasons for joining the junior chamber.

“I heard about it and I thought it would be a good leadership role,” Powell said. “My goal is to learn a lot about the community and help out.”

Dr. Lynn Cook, assistant superintendent of instruction for Shelby County Schools, spoke at the luncheon and congratulated students on their achievements.

“This is what makes this community so great,” Cook said. “We’re very proud of what you’re doing.”