Meet our 18 Under 18!

Posted in: JA Impact, JA Young Ambassadors, Students

We set out to determine the top 18 Under 18 in Arizona – the young people who represent the future leaders, change makers, and innovators in our communities.

All the nominees filled us with hope and promise for the future. Yet, these 18 young individuals stood out. Not only do they demonstrate exceptional leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to the community, but they are already making a difference!

The 18 Under 18 all have one thing in common: they represent the business and community leaders of tomorrow and will inspire their peers to achieve new heights.

Meet this year’s 18 Under 18and join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

Read their stories

Tatum Stolworthy
Corona del Sol, Tempe
17 years old

 

 

Maximus Smith
ASU Preparatory Academy, Mesa
16 years old

 

 

Vanessa Strait
Highland High School, Gilbert
17 years old

 

 

Nikhil Dave
Horizon Honors High School, Phoenix
17 years old

 

 

Kylie Hunts-in-Winter
Arizona Connections Academy, Gilbert
15 years old

 

 

Saul Ontiveros
Tempe High School, Tempe
17 years old

 

 

Charlie Hall
Neely Traditional Academy, Gilbert
11 years old

 

 

Karlina Riggs
Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
18 years old

 

 

Prateek Pinisetti
BASIS Chandler, Chandler
17 years old

 

 

Aleena Valdez
Sheely Farms Elementary, Phoenix
14 years old

 

 

Joe Ross
Corona del Sol High School, Tempe
18 years old

 

 

Taylor Veschio
BASIS Flagstaff
17 years old

 

 

Kellen Vu
Arizona School for the Arts, Glendale
16 years old

 

 

Trinity Peters
Empire High School, Vail
18 years old

 

 

Christopher Whitmeyer
Queen Creek High School, Queen Creek
17 years old

 

 

Kira Householder
Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
16 years old

 

 

Rocco Gump
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Chandler
14 years old

 

 

Anthony (AJ) Aguilar
Cienega High School, Vail
18 years old

 

Read their stories