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Sam Johnson Announces 2013-2014 Congressional Youth Advisory Council Members

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Plano, TX, Oct 15, 2013 | comments

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) congratulated 52 newly selected members of the 2013-2014 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC).  Members serving on the prestigious Council range from freshman to seniors from 19 different high schools across the Third District; 15 students are returning CYAC members.  The complete list of the names, grade and schools represented follows. 

“It’s imperative, now more than ever, to get our young people involved in the inner workings of our government,” Johnson said.  “This group represents a stand-out mix of excellent schools and high caliber, well-rounded students.  My hope is that our CYAC meetings will encourage students to stay informed on today’s policy decisions and raise their voices on issues that matter most to them and their peers.”

Johnson created the Congressional Youth Advisory Council in 2004 to inspire students all across Texas’ Third District to learn more about how the government functions on a local, state, and federal level and in turn, become informed and actively engaged citizens now and into the future. 

The CYAC meets four times during the school year where students have the opportunity to hear from elected officials and field experts about how they can make a difference through public service.  Students also provide Johnson greater perspective and insight on issues important to our younger generation.   

“I consider these students to be my young ambassadors to Congress,” said Johnson.  “Knowing that these bright, talented, and highly driven young people already seek to engage the world around them and make their communities a better place gives me great hope for the future of North Texas and the future of America.”

“Young people maybe a fraction of today’s society, but they are 100% of its future.  It will be their voices that shape our country and lead us into the decades to come.”

2013-2014 CYAC Roster: 

NAME

SCHOOL

GRADE

Banerjee, Amit

Heritage (Frisco)

10

Bergstein, Andre

Plano East

12

Bresnahan, Connor

Jasper (Plano)

10

Bristol, Julia

Prosper

11

Chen, Richard

Plano West

11

Chhabra, Ria

Plano Senior High

11

Colliton, Bridget

The Hockaday School

11

Cook, Andrew *

Cistercian Prep.

12

Copley, John

Plano West

11

Crawford, Brock

Legacy Christian

12

Douglass, Mark *

Plano West

11

D’Souza, Alicia

Plano East

11

Elliot, William *

Home School

11

Fisher, Audrey

Plano East

11

Gillespie, Connor

Frisco High

12

Govindarajan, Rakshana *

Plano East

12

Goyal, Aayush

Plano East

10

Han, Grace *

Plano West

12

Harvey, Matthew

Plano West

11

Hawley, Katheryn

Lovejoy

11

He, Brent

Williams

10

Hebig, Lauren

Ursuline

11

Hossain, Sarah

Allen High School
12
House, Sydney

Anna High School
10
Humphrey, Spencer

Williams High School
10

Jenkins, Mackenzie *

Canyon Creek Christian

12

Kim, Thomas

Allen High School

11

Kong, Justin *

Allen High School

12

Lee, Candice *

Prestonwood Christian

12

Lim, Paul

Prestonwood Christian

12

Madden, Connor *

Plano West

12

Madden, Daniel

Shepton High School

10

Mandava, Soumya *

Texas Academy of Math and Science

11

Meachum, Hollis

McKinney High School

11

Meeks, Taylor

Trinity Christian

12

Niedzielski, Anthony

Lucas Christian

10

Przada, Jacob *

Jesuit College Prep.

12

Railey, Regan

Frisco High School

11

Randoing, Jason *

Plano East

12

Schell, Sam *

Plano West

12

Snitzer, Ryan *

Plano East

12

Spencer, Connor

John Paul III

10

Sridharan, Anjali

Heritage (Frisco)

10

Stewart, Brennan

McKinney High

11

Stuard, Makenzie

Plano West

11

Su, William

St. Marks Prep.

11

Todd, Jessica

Plano Senior

11

Trotter, Amelia

Plano West

11

Tuan, Simic *

Plano East

12

Van de Kop, Victoria

Shepton (Plano)

9

Wada, Faith

Prestonwood Christian

11

Wicker, Andrew

Prestonwood Christian

12

* Denotes returning Student 

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