Ariel Raggs, a senior in Chamblee Charter High School’s gifted program, competed in state championships in four events in mid-May, breaking a 14-year record for her school. Raggs placed third in the 300-meter hurdles at the 5A state track and field championships in Carrollton.
Raggs has been her team’s co-captain for the past three years, and competed in high jump, triple jump, and 100-meter hurdles at the state championships in addition to the 300-meter hurdle. Raggs is actively involved in the Jewish community, attending Congregation B’nai Torah where she also works as a madrichah in the religious school. She has been active in the JumpSpark Strong Women Fellowship cohort, and as a member of the AJC’s Leaders for Tomorrow program. She co-founded AJOCC, a nonprofit organization that advocates to make Jewish spaces more welcoming and inclusive