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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 Youth Council

ANNISTON HIGH SCHOOL

TADYN JONES 

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

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

AMARA PARKER 

 

ALEXIA COLE 

 

 

ADRIANNA FITTEN 

 

 

DONOHO SCHOOL

DEVIN RAUGHTON (PRESIDENT)

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESNational Honor Society; Chess Club

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESPet adoptions; Knox; Volunteer races; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSReading; Writing; Listening to music; Eating good food

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Berea College in Kentucky where he will study Psychology or Pre-medicine

ERIC TOLSON

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVTIESFootball; Basketball

 

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

 

INTERESTSSports; Yard work; Video games

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend college

PEYTON WHITELAW

 

CLASSIFICATIONFreshman

 

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

 
 

FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CARLY HAWBAKER (VICE PRESIDENT)

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Soccer; 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

GAVIN RANDALL (HISTORIAN)

 

CLASSIFICATIONSophomore

 

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

 

MADDIE RICARD (SECRETARY)

 

CLASSIFICATIONSenior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESChoir; SGA Chaplain; Drama; Beta Club

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESVolunteer at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Volunteer at the Sable Center; Beta Club; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSAnimals/Insects; Music; Reading; Drawing

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Jacksonville Statue University for two years and transfer to Auburn University. Plans to earn a pre-vet degree to become an artificial inseminator for cattle.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL

SOFIA GARCIA 

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

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 

 

CLASSIFICATIONJunior

 

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

JENNIFER LE 

 
CLASSIFICATION: Senior

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESBeta Club; International Club; Art Club; SHC TV; Mu Alpha Theta, Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA)

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESSchool Clean-up; Anniston City Soup Bowl; All Saints Interfaith Center of Concern; Pantry Drive, Anniston Changers; Painting windows for the elderly; Ornament making for the elderly; Anniston Changers 

 

INTERESTSHelping others; Walking; Hanging out with friends; Watching movies/TV shows; Exploring Alabama; Listening to music

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Gadsden State Community College and transfer to Jacksonville State University. While in college she plans on returning to Sacred Heart to help students

AVA SMITH

 

CLASSIFICATIONFreshman

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVTIESBeta; International Club, Choir

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESAnniston Changers

 

INTERESTSSinging; Dancing; Public Speaking

 

PLANS AFTER GRADUATIONAttend Howard University and become a pediatrician

Anniston City Youth Council Minutes

February 9, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021

May 5, 2021

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