Dr. John Gardner Johnston, Teen Health Connection's founding Medical Director and Charlotte pediatrician, is known for his efforts to empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful. Throughout his career, Dr. Johnston has dedicated his time to improving the lives of his patients and to community child advocacy.
Barbara Ziegler demonstrated outstanding commitment and capability in her efforts to improve adolescent health as the Founding Executive Director for Teen Health Connection. Barbara advocated for adolescents through position statements and conversations with local, state and national politicians and through her service on various local and state committees and boards.
The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local high-school senior who, like Dr. Johnston and Barbara Ziegler, has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy or service for adolescents. The selected youth will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. The recipient of the scholarship will also appear in a video that will be shown at Teen Health Connection events and on the Teen Health Connection website.
All high school seniors in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region were invited to apply for the Johnston Ziegler Youth Scholarship.
The 2017/2018 application process is over and the award recipient will be notified in mid-January, 2018. Thank you to all seniors who applied. The application for 2018/2019 will open October 1, 2018.
Congratulations to Julia Ferrante, South Mecklenburg High School Senior and the 2017 recipient of The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award.