This weekend, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) final Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) kicked off its first meeting of the school year with a session centered on law enforcement and the team effort between local, state, and federal partners.  Guest speakers included District Attorney Greg Willis and Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner, who discussed their roles in keeping North Texas safe.  Students concluded the day with a tour of the Collin County Jail.

“The students in this final CYAC class are a great group of young leaders, and they started off the school year strong with a session on the importance of teamwork,” said Johnson.  “Whether it’s a class project, local law enforcement, or keeping our nation secure, it’s important to understand and appreciate the roles different people play in the success of their mission.  I thank our guest speakers, DA Willis and Sheriff Skinner, for discussing their roles in keeping our community safe.  Collin County is lucky to have them.  And I look forward to the year ahead with this CYAC class – we’ve got some exciting things lined up and I know these students will do an outstanding job!”     

Congressional Youth Advisory Council Class, 2017-2018:

 

Name

High School

Grade

Hometown

Tealia Abrahamson

Independence High School

12

Frisco

Hunter Akridge

Plano East Senior High School

11

Plano

Connor Bascom

Plano East Senior High School

12

Plano

Angelina Braese

McKinney High School

10

McKinney

Mia Branch

McKinney North High School

9

McKinney

Colin Bridges

Plano West Senior High School

12

Plano

Logan Brown

Allen High School

12

Allen

Zachary Byron

Plano West Senior High School

12

Plano

Kinsey Carlson

Plano East Senior High School

11

Murphy

Dhruv Chawla

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano

Ryan Conti

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano

Jason D'Souza

Plano East Senior High School

11

Plano

Caleb Doyle

McKinney Christian Academy

11

Allen

Allie Dyer

Plano East Senior High School

11

Plano

Alexandra Fowler

McKinney Boyd High School

11

McKinney

Keyth Fox-Kirkland

Plano East Senior High School

12

Plano

Elijah Gerhard

Prince of Peace Christian School

9

Plano

Rebecca Gu

Plano West Senior High School

12

Plano

William Harrell

McKinney Christian Academy

12

McKinney

Luke Holthaus

McKinney Boyd High School

9

McKinney

Parker Jones

McKinney Boyd High School

11

McKinney

Robert Jones

Plano East Senior High School

11

Murphy

Olivia Kopang

McKinney Boyd High School

9

McKinney

Graham Kraft

McKinney Christian Academy

11

McKinney

Rani Kumar

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano

Annie Lu

Plano Senior High School

11

Plano

Cayli Lucia

Ursuline Academy of Dallas

11

Richardson

Jaibin Matthew

Jesuit College Preparatory

11

Plano

Charles McCullough

Allen High School

11

Allen

Jasmine Mellor

Independence High School

12

Frisco

Jacqueline Mojazza

Plano West Senior High School

12

Plano

Matthew Moncrief

John Paul II High School

11

Plano

Jalen Morgan

Plano West Senior High School

11

Frisco

Marlaina Morgan

Blue Ridge High School

12

Blue Ridge

Namya Mysore

Shepton High School

10

Plano

Nafisa Nazeer

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano

Jeffrey Nebeker

Liberty High School

12

Plano

Laura Nicolescu

Centennial High School

12

Frisco

Sarah O'Brien

McKinney Boyd High School

11

McKinney

Dora Pang

Allen High School

11

Allen

Samantha Paxson

McKinney Boyd High School

10

McKinney

Abhilash Potluri

Plano Senior High School

12

Plano

Julianna Rangel

McKinney Boyd High School

10

McKinney

Drew Reynolds

McKinney Boyd High School

10

McKinney

Ishan Shah

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano

Avery Smith

McKinney High School

11

McKinney

Meghan Spencer

Lovejoy High School

9

Fairview

Aidan Stevens

Prosper High School

10

Prosper

Sam Thomason

McKinney Boyd High School

12

McKinney

Brian Urquidez

Centennial High School

10

Frisco

Shriya Veluri

Independence High School

10

Frisco

Connor Vice

Plano West Senior High School

11

Plano