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Anniston City Youth Council

The Anniston City Youth Council is a group of concerned, active teens who live within the City. Members of the Youth Council have a strong interest in local issues and civic responsibilities. The Youth Council helps to give back to the community through learning activities and service projects.

Youth Council members have the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementation of citywide events. Involvement fosters a greater appreciation for our community and helps bestow many skills that will be helpful throughout life. It also is a platform to interact and connect with likeminded peers and foster new friendships.

Purpose of the Youth Council

The purpose of the Anniston City Youth Council is to:

·      Serve as liaisons to the Anniston City Council

·      Implement and participate in community initiatives

·      Prepare youth to be future civic leaders

·      Develop leadership skill and demonstrate leadership abilities by working with and in city government

 

Membership

To be eligible to participate on the Anniston City Youth Council, students must be of high school age (9th – 12th grades) and attend one of the four schools in Anniston:

  • Anniston High School
  • Donoho School
  • Faith Christian School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School

Prospective members are nominated by school faculty and peers to serve on the Youth Council.  

Meet the 2021 - 2022 Youth Council

ANNISTON HIGH SCHOOL

TADYN JONES (VICE PRESIDENT)

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESAnniston Varsity Boys Basketball Team; Youth Leadership of Calhoun County

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESAnniston City Soup Bowl; YMCA of Calhoun County; Anniston Community Education Foundation; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSBasketball; Spending time with family

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend college and medical school to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic doctor

ALEXIA COLE 

 

 

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ADRIANNA FITTEN 

 

 

DONOHO SCHOOL

ERIC TOLSON

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVTIESFootball; Basketball

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESYouth Basketball Trainer; Church volunteer; Food drives; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSSports; Yard work; Video games

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend college

PEYTON WHITELAW

 

CLASSIFICATION10th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESSoccer; Sign Language Interpretation; Choir; Beta Club

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESCommunity Clean-up; Senior Citizen Interaction; Childcare at Fort McClellan; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSLearning languages; Reading; International travel

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Troy University, Double Major in American Sign Language and Spanish, become an International Translator/Interpreter

LUCAS ELLIOT

 
 
Perry

PERRY HAZELWOOD 

 

CLASSIFICATION9th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESChoir, Band, Theature

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESYouth Council 

 

INTERESTSComputer, Science, Math, Fine Arts, Gaming

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONPursue a path in Computer Science! 

FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Jay

JAY WILSON (PRESIDENT)

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Beta Club

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESMentoring

 

INTERESTSSpace & Politics! 

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend college and pursue a path in Astrophysics or Political Science! 

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MORGAN MCNEELY

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

 

GAVIN RANDALL (HISTORIAN)

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESTennis; Beta Club; SGA

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESVolunteer work with the Beta Club; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSTravel; History; Old music and books; Driving his truck he and his father restored

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONMajor in engineering

 

Joshua

JOSHUA MUSE

 

CLASSIFICATION10th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESCross Country, tennis, Beta Club

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESTennis clinics

 

INTERESTS: Sports, family, and friends!

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Auburn University and pursue a path in Engineering! 

Luke

LUKE MCVEIGH (SECRETARY)

 

CLASSIFICATION9th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESSwim Team (ABST), Band, Golden Springs Baptist Church Handbells & Youth

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESTeacher Assistant, GSBC Sunday school Helper, Handbell Assistant

 

INTERESTS: Coding, music theory, medieval and modern history, and reading! 

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONPursue a path that involves the mind, mental health, and neurological sciences! As well as collegiate swimming! 

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL

SOFIA FERNANDEZ 

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESVenture Crew Scouts; Youth Leadership of Calhoun County; International Club; Beta Club; Order of the Arrow; Chess Club; Art Club; Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA); Anniston Changers 

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESOutside volunteer work for Honda

 

INTERESTSCamping; Traveling; Swimming

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend a university outside the country or a university in Washington D.C. to study politics

ASHLEY GARCIA 

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESBeta Club; International Club; Art Club; Youth Leadership of Calhoun County; SHC TV; Mu Alpha Theta; Chess Club; Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA); Anniston Changers 

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESSchool Clean-up; Senior Citizen Center; Pantry Drive; Tutor

 

INTERESTSTraveling; Painting

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend college to earn BSN to become a travel nurse

AVA SMITH

 

CLASSIFICATION10th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVTIESBeta; International Club, Choir

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESAnniston Changers

 

INTERESTSSinging; Dancing; Public Speaking

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Howard University and become a pediatrician

Olivia

OLIVIA NIX

 
CLASSIFICATION: 9th Grade

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESDance (Studio C)

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESBeta Club 

 

INTERESTSDance!

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONPursue a college education! 

To stay up to date on the activities of the youth council, be sure to follow us on Instagram
@annistonyouthcouncil