Riverside Youth Council Names "25 Most Remarkable Teens"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2018
Officer Christi Arnold
Community Services Bureau
RIVERSIDE YOUTH COUNCIL NAMES 25 MOST REMARKABLE TEENS
RIVERSIDE, CA – Recently, the Riverside Youth Council asked for your help in identifying Riverside’s most remarkable teens. As a result, there were approximately 87 students between grades 8th – 12th, nominated from all across the city of Riverside. The Youth Council went through the applications and were dedicated to selecting 25 hardworking teens who give back to their community. Although only 25 could be chosen, all the nominated teens should be commended for their accomplishments.
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Riverside’s “25 Most Remarkable Teens” will be acknowledged in the City Council chambers at Riverside City Hall, located at 3900 Main Street in Riverside. All members of the public are welcome to come out and support these dedicated youth in our community. For those who cannot attend, the ceremony can be viewed live online at www.watchriverside.com.
Currently under the mentorship of the Riverside Police Department and Office of the Mayor, the Riverside Youth Council was established in 2004 by the City Council as a means of expression and leadership development for the city’s youth. The program aims to encourage Riverside’s best and brightest to have a voice in public policy and other decision making that directly impacts the lives of young people.
25 “MOST REMARKABLE TEENS” FOR 2018:
Melanie Sanchez, Temiloluwa (Temi) Jekayinfa, and Phuong Tran – ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Winter Minisee and Sean Skiff – ENCORE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
Elizabeth Ochoa – JOHN W. NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Jennifer Walker – LA SIERRA ACADEMY
Vanessa Chavez – LA SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL
Gavin Zhang – MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL
Blaze Arnold, Luis Diaz, Olivia Gehrs, Elizabeth Grant, Victor Lao, and Claudia Velazquez – RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL
Rhea Mistry – RIVERSIDE POLY HIGH SCHOOL
Ian Hughes, Nivedita Kanrar, William Merickel, and Caroline Younglove –
RIVERSIDE STEM ACADEMY
Madeleine Hott – SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
Ray Ushikubo – SUMMIT VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Audrey Alexander and Jeremy Flye – WOODCREST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL