Youth Advisory Commission gets new members

Newly-seated and existing members of the youth commission include from front (l-r) Shaylor Dowling, Emma Schraner, Lacy O’Connell, Mackenzie Mabery, and Parker Kleck. In the back row are: Andrew Hickey, Josh Nance, Brooke Lindsey.

Newly-seated and existing members of the youth commission include from front (l-r) Shaylor Dowling, Emma Schraner, Lacy O’Connell, Mackenzie Mabery, and Parker Kleck. In the back row are: Andrew Hickey, Josh Nance, Brooke Lindsey.

COTTONWOOD -- New members of the Cottonwood Youth Advisory Commission for 2011-2012 were introduced to the city council this week.

They include Brooke Lindsey, Josh Nance, Mackenzie Mabery, Lacy O'Connell, and Parker Kleck. Each new member was put through an extensive review which included an oral interview and a written application. The applications were scored in a blind matrix point system. The new members were chosen from 16 applicants.

Brooke Lindsay is a senior at MUHS, a member of the MUHS softball team, Interact Club, ADL and volunteered at Phoenix Cement. She wanted to be a member of CYAC so she could give back to a community that has given her so much.

Makenzie Mabery is a senior at MUHS. She is a member and captain of the soccer team, Leadership class, CAT Club and works part time at Blazin' M Ranch. She wants to assists the commission in discovering and creating change within the community.

Joshua Nance is a senior at Mingus and has been a part of the wrestling team, football team, and the track team. He is committed to community service and devoting time for fundraising.

Lacy O'Connell is a junior at Mingus High, a member of Student Council,

ADL, French Club president, and a member of the swim team. She feels

the Commission is an opportunity to grow as a leader and better our community and environment.

Parker Kleck is an eighth grader at Cottonwood Middle School. She has been a member of the gymnastics team, and a cheerleader She feels she has a grasp on what her generation would like to see changed in the community.

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