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ECHS juniors selected for CNN summer program
Simone Rego
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Simone Rego and Peyton Callanan, juniors at Effingham County High School, will be spending an all-expense paid week in June on the Georgia Tech campus and CNN headquarters as they participate in “Leadership Unplugged,” a CNN 21st Century Leaders summer program.  

The week-long program, designed for a diverse group of 100 Georgia juniors and seniors, focuses on media, current events, and expanding worldviews.

Rego and Callanan applied online for the program and then participated in a local interview process before being selected.  

For more information about CNN’s “Leadership Unplugged,” go to