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Christopher Carnes

Christopher Carnes
  • Palm City, Florida
  • South Fork High School

Hi, my name is Christopher Carnes and I am from Martin County, Florida where I am a senior in South Fork High School’s International Baccalaureate program and Student Government Association. I currently serve as chairperson for the Keep Florida Beautiful Youth Council running state-wide education and environmental opportunities, including our new initiative: Trash or Treat Candy Wrapper Recycling. Additionally, I am on the board of directors of a local community non-profit, Students4H2O, which is composed of members K-12 educating the community about how to #ThinkGlobally,ActLocally. Through this organization, I have helped lead the way with several initiatives in my community and globally with events such as Waterfest, the largest water conservation event on the East Coast, the formation of a Global Goal video competition called GoalFest, and leading the fundraising to build a well at Majork Dungar Primary School through Water For South Sudan. I also teach fine arts and leadership skills to students 5 and up at Visionary School of Arts. This has allowed me to use my art to spark a conversation within the community on global issues. I am honored to be named a 2021 James W. Lewis Global Leader.

Scholarships Awarded in 2021: NSHSS James W. Lewis High School Global Leader Scholarship

The NSHSS James W. Lewis High School Global Leader Scholarship is for high school seniors who have demonstrated in an outstanding manner the values of NSHSS Co-founder and President James W. Lewis.