Riverside Youth Council Names 25 Most Remarkable Teens
Riverside City Council will recognize the youths at a meeting at 4 p.m. on April 25
Riverside, Calif. – The Riverside Youth Council is pleased to announce the City of Riverside’s “25 Most Remarkable Teens.”
The program is designed to recognize Riverside’s youth enrolled in grades 8-12 for excellence in academics, athletics, arts and culture, community involvement, leadership, courage to overcome, acts of valor, or any other remarkable acts.
“These young people are an excellent cross sample of what makes Riverside a great place to live,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “The quality of the applicants is very inspiring, and I look forward to each of the teens accomplishing great things in our city.”
This year’s competition was especially competitive with 100 nominations received. The selection committee, made up of members of Riverside’s Youth Council, was especially impressed with the diversity of this year’s applicants.
Members of the public are welcome to attend a ceremony honoring this year’s 25 Most Remarkable Teens at a special City Council Meeting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 in the City Council Chambers at Riverside City Hall, 3900 Main Street in Riverside. For those who cannot attend, the ceremony can be viewed live online at www.watchriverside.com.
“The recognition of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens is always one of the highlights of the year for the City Council,” Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gardner said. “It’s truly a glimpse of the future of leadership in our city.”
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 2017
- ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL – Rachel David, Adrianna Love
- CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF – Jared Herman
- ENCORE PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL – Madison Zipper
- HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL – Marie Vaughan
- HOME SCHOOL – Evan Shurtleff
- LA SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL – Mariel Calva Hernandez, Mikhaela Lewis
- MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL – Lauren Burton
- NORTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL – Omar Castillo, Hien Tran
- NORTH HIGH SCHOOL – Stephanie Rea
- NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL – Jacob Pabalan
- POLY HIGH SCHOOL – Josephine Cabrera, Carissa Gann, Jesus Lopez, Amber Reagan
- RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL – Faith Cervantes, Brianna Escobedo, Julio Leon, Wendy Osorio, Kenia Torres-Dominguez
- RIVERSIDE STEM ACADEMY – Nathaniel Colbert
- RIVER SPRINGS CHARTER SCHOOL – Emerson Schneider
- WOODCREST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL – Caleb Russell