Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2017-2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018 58 Feature Georgios "George" Kostantinis An immigrant from Greece who arrived at Ardrey Kell his sophomore year, George Kostantinis belongs to multiple honor societies, speaks four languages and serves on the Superintendent's Student Advisory Board. He also teaches Greek dance to children as a volunteer. "The reason driving me to attend college is that I will be the first in my family," he says. Son of Styliani Kostantini and Zisis Kostantinis, George hopes to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and become a surgeon. Ardrey Kell High School Jayda "Jay" Burghardt Two weeks after Jay Burghardt moved here from San Francisco she was elected junior class president. Daughter of Paul and Tanzania Burghardt, Jay won a scholarship to a Columbia University program last summer in international politics and economics. A member of the school's honor society, she mentors African-American girls from other Charlotte schools in study skills. Her only college pick is UCLA, where most of her family graduated, and her goal is to become a lawyer.

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