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(Neb)- Two Chadron High Students On Smith's Youth Advisory Committee

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/09/2017 10:57 PM
Not all members were present for the photo. L-R: Rowe Sanctuary Director Bill Taddicken, Congressman Smith, Reganne Schrunk, Rece Jordan, Kathleen Esser, Mekenzie Beattie, Sarah-Kate Splichal, Samuel Johnson, Mia Kegley, Anne Pham and Tommy McFarland. Back L-R:Sanctuary Director of Conservation Andrew Pierson, Ambrose Bykerk, Alice McDonald, John Brockmeier, Kaleb Strawhecker, Maxwell Jinks, Gavin Fox, Mark Taylor, Hunter Hawk, Katrina Meier, Michelle Boroff and Emily Kouba. WASHINGTON, D.C. - 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith had his first meeting last week with the high school students from across the state who are serving on his Youth Advisory Council for the upcoming academic year. The group met at the Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon. Two of the 28 advisory council members are from Chadron High School - Mark Taylor and Hunter Hawk. Also from the Panhandle or near edge of the Sandhills are Kitra Cody of Cody-Kilgore, Sarah-Kate Splichal of Sidney, and Nathan Sanchez of Scottsbluff High. Smith’s Youth Advisory Council is a forum for high school juniors and seniors to discuss opinions, thoughts and concerns about local and federal issues with Smith throughout the school year....sometimes in person and sometimes by phone or videoconference. The congressman says it gives the students an opportunity for involvement as well as insight into their communities and how their government works. For more information, visit AdrianSmith.house.gov/YouthAdvisoryCouncil. Other Youth Advisory Council members for 2017-18 are: Mekenzie Beattie of Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School; Michelle Boroff of Grand Island Senior High School; John Brockmeier of Kearney High School; Ambrose Bykerk of Doniphan, St. Cecilia High School; Isaac Dodge of Callaway, Broken Bow Senior High School; Kathleen Esser of York High School; Gavin Fox of Grand Island Central Catholic High School; Galdino Guzman of South Sioux City High School; Maxwell Jinks of Gothenburg High School; Samuel Johnson of Hastings High School; Rece Jordan of Valentine High School; Mia Kegley of Kearney High School; Emily Kouba of Auburn, home-school; Alice McDonald of Phillips, Aurora High School; Tommy McFarland of Grand Island Central Catholic High School; Jaden McNeil of Hastings, Adams Central High School; Katrina Meier of Pierce High School; Corey Parsons of North Platte High School; Anne Pham of Grand Island Central Catholic High School; Nathan Sanchez of Scottsbluff High School; Karmen Schmitt of Smithfield, Bertrand High School; Reganne Schrunk of Valentine High School; School; Kaleb Strawhecker of Kearney High School; and Rita Woodraska of Valentine High School.


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