Hi, I’m Julia Gill, President of Youth Council! I’m a senior at Spackenkill High School, and involved in science and math teams, as well as on the school soccer and crew teams.
Hi, I’m Harshitha Talasila and I’m the Vice President of Youth Council! I am a senior at John Jay Senior High School and enjoy playing the violin and hiking. Currently I am involved with my school’s Debate Club and History Honor Society, among other activities.
Hi! I am Eliza Petronio and Secretary of the Youth Council. I attend Our Lady of Lourdes High School, and am on the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. In my free time, I love to read, bake, and hang out with friends. I plan to major in Elementary Education in college.
For the current year the Youth Council has chosen to focus on three areas of importance to them; environment, discrimination and violence and Stressure (stress + pressure). With guest Professional and interactive activities, the youth are doing a deep dive into topics related to these three categories. This years youth council will culminate in a showcase of their own original work depicting what these topics mean to them.