House Representative

Leach, Jeff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/27/2014

Rep. Jeff Leach Announces the 2014-2015 Inaugural Class of the Student Leadership Advisory Council

PLANO - Today, State Representative Jeff Leach announced the 41 high school students who were selected to serve on the 2014-2015 inaugural class of the Student Leadership Advisory Council.

Recently launched by Representative Leach, the Student Leadership Advisory Council provides high school students with a unique opportunity to engage in the legislative process with Representative Leach and his staff and to obtain a hands-on education of the role and inner-workings of Texas state government. Selected students will attend four meetings throughout the 2014-2015 school year, meeting twice each semester. Meetings will be led by Representative Leach and his staff as well as other elected officials, covering various topics including the significance of community involvement, the role and functions of state government and the overall legislative process.

Stated Leach, "I am blown away by the tremendous response we received from engaged students across House District 67 who have taken a real interest in the legislative process and are striving to make a difference in our community. As the future leaders of our great state, I consider it an incredible honor to have the opportunity to interact with and learn from these bright, young leaders and it is a privilege to serve as their voice in the Texas House."

All eligible applications were carefully reviewed and selected by the Student Leadership Advisory Council Selections Committee, comprised of various community leaders within House District 67.

2014-2015 Student Leadership Advisory Council

Name High School Grade
Lauren Abiog Allen High School 10
Daniel Arce Allen High School 10
Jared Besse Homeschool 11
James Brazeal Plano Senior High School 11
Amelia Brown Homeschool 9
Lauren Burns Plano Senior High School 11
Emma Campbell Homeschool 10
Noah Campbell Homeschool 12
Matthew Childress Allen High School 11
Sabrina Christensen Allen High School 11
Cody Cunningham Prestonwood Christian Academy 11
Michelle Dai Allen High School 10
Rachel Denniston Prestonwood Christian Academy 11
Anna Elizabeth Dindak Allen High School 11
Jason Fitzgerald Plano West Senior High 11
Michael Gao Allen High School 9
Emery Harrison Geosits Allen High School 11
Danielle Gutknecht Allen High School 11
Esteban Guzman Plano West High School 11
Ari Haatanen Shepton High School 9
James Hajek Int. Leadership of Texas Charter School 9
Laura Hallas Allen High School 11
Kendall Hays Allen High School 11
Olivia Heatley Plano West High School 11
Jacob Hughes Allen High School 11
McKenzie Lane Allen High School 10
Soumya Mandava Texas Academy of Math & Science 11
Jackson Mann Allen High School 11
Megan McDowell Vines High School 10
Mouley Patel Allen High School 11
Ross Sakowski Trinity Christian Academy 10
Brandon Sarver Allen High School 10
Lajja Shah Allen High School 11
Liliana Solis Allen High School 11
Jena Stratton Allen High School 10
Chase Thomas Homeschool 10
Preetha Venkatesh Allen High School 10
Karina Virk Allen High School 11
Chiharu Watanabe Shepton High School 9
Kimberly Worcester Allen High School 10
Catherine Zhang Plano West Senior High 11