Program Educates on City Government
High school students took office on Tuesday as members of the 2020-21 Youth Council, launching nine months of hands-on education in public service.
Each of Oklahoma City’s eight wards has two representatives and they are joined by two at-large representatives.
Members were introduced during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The Youth Council will work with the City Council member in their ward and city government staff to learn about the challenges and successes of municipal government.
The Youth Council will also help address issues affecting Oklahoma City’s youth in a series of meetings and seminars.
The meetings will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications for next year’s Youth Council will be available in early next year.
This year’s members are:
- Anna Brown (at-large), a Crossings Christian School senior;
- Hayyan Saleemi (at-large), an Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics senior;
- Brittney Luong (Ward 1), a Putnam City High School senior;
- Joyce Hua (Ward 1), a Heritage Hall senior;
- Caleigh Clowdus (Ward 2), a Yukon High School senior;
- Fatima Lara (Ward 2), a Putnam City West High School junior;
- Kimberly Alvarez (Ward 3), ASTEC Charter High School senior;
- Venicesa White (Ward 3), a Putnam City West High School senior;
- David Do (Ward 4), a Del City High School junior;
- Hedisa Noyola Arvizo (Ward 4),a Moore High School senior;
- Stephanie Medrano (Ward 5), a Southeast High School senior;
- Kyle Nguyen (Ward 5), a Westmoore High School senior;
- Estefania Martinez (Ward 6), a Western Heights High School senior;
- Savannah Slayton (Ward 6), a Northwest Classen High School junior;
- Antwuan Jackson (Ward 7), a Millwood High School senior;
- Esmeralda Sandoval (Ward 7), a Crooked Oak High School senior;
- Eli Allen (Ward 8), a Santa Fe High School in Edmond junior; and
- Clayton Chiariello (Ward 8), a homeschooled senior.