Ms. Shemeka Dawson was requested to serve as a community representative for a special study committee focused on school counselors that was convened by Georgia State Representative Joyce Chandler.  She elaborated on the increased need for mental health resources within schools, and she also discussed her engagement as a parent leader for the Smart and Secure Children program.  Her presentation to the committee was exceptional, and a representative from the Atlanta Journal Constitution requested a special story on her work in the community.