Cream of the Crop: Eight Sworn in to Youth Commission

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(L to R) Joseph Rodriguez, Cameron Epps-Lee, Reana Rodio, Kaycee Pickett, Luis Haro, Joshua Kay, Tristan Wilkins, Anthony Barros.

LANCASTER – Eight Lancaster youths were nominated and appointed Tuesday to coveted positions on the 2011-2012 Lancaster Youth Commission.

Anthony Barros, from Antelope Valley High School; Tristan Wilkins, from Bethel Christian; Joshua Kay, from Desert Christian High School; Luis Haro, from Eastside High School; Kaycee Pickett, from Lancaster Baptist High School; Reana Rodio, from Lancaster High School; Cameron Epps-Lee, from Paraclete High School; and Joseph Rodriguez from Soar High School were all sworn in at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Youth Commission 2The youths will serve a school year term, representing each of their local high schools. The Youth Commission was started 20 years ago by the Council to provide youths an opportunity to talk about their issues and to be a voice for other young people in the community.

Past members of the Youth Commission have done many things for the City, including participating and providing input for the City’s general plan and volunteering in various community organizations.

Students are nominated for the Youth Commission by administrators in their local high schools based on their leadership, volunteer work and academic achievement.

  8 comments for “Cream of the Crop: Eight Sworn in to Youth Commission

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  2. Stinger
    October 13, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Anybody else notice that 50% of these hand-picked “representatives” are from religious schools while other high schools do not have any “representative?”

    With the recent statement of his royal heinous, Parris, regarding censoring out parts of the public meetings, will any of their public meetings be censored by Parris, too?

    • Matt Keltner
      October 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      Maybe they’re still upset at Quartz Hill High School for opposing the Wal-Mart development of 60th and L ?

  3. Matt Keltner
    October 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Where is the representative from Quartz Hill High School? Last I checked, QHHS was in the Lancaster City Limits. Or, is it more important to give representation to Lancaster Baptist (as if it doesn’t already have enough representation elsewhere) ?

    • Greta
      October 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Perhaps Quartz Hill High hasn’t churned out any students worthy of such prestige. Money doesn’t equal leadership or achievement. I congratulate those students who overcame obstacles to achieve greatness! Go Eastside High and Paraclete High!!!

      • Matt Keltner
        October 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

        Ha! Quartz Hill High School has the highest API test scores of any public high school in the Antelope Valley! Who said anything about “money” ? But since you brought up Paraclete…now let’s talk money. The only people who can afford that school are monied!

        • Manny
          June 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

          Quartz Hill High School DOES NOT have the highest API score of any High School in the AV. Not even close! That honor goes to SOAR High School in Lancaster, which is also among the top 5 ranked High Schools in the entire State of California.
          QHHS barely meets the state minimum…sheesh!
          API Scores:
          QHHS: 769
          SOAR: 923
          No comparison. Sorry. Not to mention…100% of the last Senior Class graduated, and 100% of the students in the graduating class were registered to go to college immediately after high school.

      • Marianne McCourt
        October 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

        I am glad that someone else also brought up why Quartz hill High was not on included either. My daughter and niece both attend Quartz Hill and we moved to that part of the valley specifically because of the test scores and because I cannot afford private school education for my daughter and neice. And yes Matt is right that Paraclete is expensive because it was one of the schools that my husband and I checked out when we relocated here. The high tuition at Paraclete and Desert Christian was the deciding factor for why we chose to move to the west side of town and save money in the long run by putting the girls in Quarts Hill High.

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