We’re happy to present to you our 2020 class of Young Leaders. In these pages, you will see shining examples of South Jersey’s high school seniors who exemplify the qualities of leadership, passion, determination and grit that has come to identify our annual recipients.

These 25 outstanding teens have risen to their role at a difficult time, with so much changing in the world. But as you read about their stories and accomplishments, you’ll see that many of them already have overcome challenges in their lives and have proven equal to the task.

This year’s class marks the fifth year The Press of Atlantic City, with help from our local schools and the community, have highlighted the accomplishments of our next generation of leaders.

To date, 125 students have been recognized through our scholarship program.

This year, The Press’ search was assisted by another group of up and comers – our Stockton journalism interns – who helped report the stories you’ll see here. Their work, done remotely, was another reminder of the promising future that our next generation is creating.

W.F. Keough

Executive Editor, The Press of Atlantic City

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