Name: Ariel.G, Class of 2013
College plans: Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University
Story: Ariel is a junior at Maya Angelou Charter School and CEO of Light Scents for Life, which manufactures its own line of scented candles. As keynote student speaker at our 2012 Competition, she showed the power of BUILD when she remarked, “I am thankful to have had this wonderful experience at BUILD, that has pushed and challenged me in so many ways. But to all the 9th and 10th graders out there, I know you are going to be challenged, but just stick with it. It will pay off !