A number of Georgia high school students were among 100 teens selected from across the nation to participate in Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence — a four-day, immersive and transformational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The 100 students were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide for this once-in-a-lifetime mentoring program that is designed to assist them in identifying and pursuing their dreams.

The students, along with a parent or guardian, received an all-expense-paid trip to Disney to participate in the program, which features a series of career-oriented workshops and leadership seminars.

Celebrity participants include Sunny Hostin from ABC’s “The View,”television personality Steve Harvey; national recording artist Ne-Yo; former NFL great and “Dancing with the Stars’’ winner Emmitt Smith; as well as actors Jussie Smollett (Fox’s “Empire’’), Miles Brown (ABC’s “Black-ish’’) and Marsai Martin (ABC’s “Black-ish’’).

Georgia-based students included:

Celeste Giddens Atlanta GA
Jazzmyne Ashworth Calhoun GA
Jaterria Hicks Cartersville GA
Joshua Brown Darien GA
Joshua Boyce Hampton GA
TaMya Woodard Lawrenceville GA
Ariel Dildy Lithonia GA
Ashton Peoples McDonough GA
Deka Bonner Snellville GA
Kelli Crews Stockbridge GA
Lauren Moyer Stockbridge GA
Kayla Brown Suwanee GA
Chasidy Moore Valdosta GA
DeLon Henderson Woodstock GA
Mickey Mouse surprises students during a hands-on Imagineering and engineering workshop Friday, March 9, 2018, as part of Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 11th annual Disney Dreamers Academy, taking place March 8-11, 2018 is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students from across the U.S. (Gregg Newton, photographer)

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