October 22, 2020Sau Baccarat - Mayor Tom Henry today announced the high school students selected to participate in the 2020-2021 Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC). MYEC is a service learning group comprised of high school sophomores-seniors. Members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions and working on projects. Karen L. Richards is the administrator of MYEC. This new MYEC class will focus on issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability as well as providing volunteer support to local nonprofits.

The following students were selected to participate in the 2020-2021 Council:

  • Luis Aldave, South Side H.S., Grade 12
  • Oscar Aldave Jr., South Side H.S., Grade 12
  • Colin Haines, Snider H.S., Grade 12
  • Nithin Krishnan, Canterbury H.S., Grade 12
  • Tyler Li, Carroll H.S., Grade 12
  • Mikayla Havison, Homestead H.S., Grade 12
  • Matthew Quintos, Homestead H.S., Grade 12
  • Alexander Aylward, South Side H.S., Grade 11
  • AnnaBella Brown, Canterbury H.S., Grade 11
  • Kobe Chen, Homestead H.S., Grade 12
  • Genevieve Cicchiello, Bishop Luers H.S., Grade 10
  • Lilliana Gonzalez, Carroll H.S., Grade 11
  • William Kohrman, Bishop Dwenger H.S., Grade 11
  • Nicholas Caige Quinn, New Tech Academy, Grade 11
  • Imani Rhodriquez, Bishop Luers H.S., Grade 12
  • Malia Sanghvi, Homestead H.S., Grade 11
  • Mia Sartain, New Tech Academy, Grade 11
  • Hudson Shroyer, Canterbury H.S., Grade 10
  • Cassandra Smith, Bishop Dwenger H.S., Grade 10
  • Edward Sun, Canterbury H.S., Grade 10
  • Amir Williams, Snider H.S., Grade 12

“It’s so important to engage our youth, to hear their ideas for our city and to provide them with the opportunity to weigh in on the types of issues that will impact their lives in the future,” said Mayor Henry. “Being part of a diverse team like MYEC, working together to make a difference, doesn’t only help the students while they’re participating, it encourages greater dedication and involvement in our community for years to come.”