Go To Search
Youth Committee Laguna Niguel

Samuel Abdari-Azar
Samuel is a Senior at Aliso Niguel High School and is a member on the football, wrestling, and track & field teams. Samuel volunteers his time at Center Stage Studio & Dance where he is positive role model for the children he teaches. He looks forward to his time on the Youth Committee and wants to be part of making a difference in Laguna Niguel.


Ileana Avila
Ileana is a Sophomore at Dana Hills High School. She is on  the debate team and  in Advanced Orchestra. She is the principle viola in the Four Seasons Orchestra. Ileana would like to provide information about the current events of our city by promoting the opportunities to her peers. She would also like to build on the social media platform of the Youth Committee and increase outreach efforts by encouraging a larger social media audience.


Lauren Battle

Lauren is a Sophomore at Aliso Niguel High School. She is part of the schools Associated Student Body. Lauren helps ASB reach out to everyone on campus so they know that they are recognized. She is looking forward to getting more of our community involved involved in events.

Lauren 16.jpg

Katie Bunge
Katie is a Freshman at Dana Hills High School. She is active in her ASB class of 2016-17 at DHHS, by holding the position of rep-at-large. Katie is involved in a number of volunteer organizations in the community and enjoys helping people in need. She is excited to start her term on the Youth Committee and looks forward to helping her community.



Makayla Brown
Makayla is a Freshman at the Orange County School of the Arts. She participates in a variety of clubs at her new school and plans on establishing an Artist's Alliances Club this year to unite creative minds and inspire students to spread the arts and develop new opportunities in their communities. Makayla looks forward to enhancing more Arts Programming in the annual Music & Arts Festival. 


Tracey He
Tracey is a Junior at Dana Hills High School. She is currently a member of AVID. AVID is a student organization that helps provide study plans and assist students with career planning. Tracey looks forward to helping with special events and providing teens with a voice in their community. 


Paige Heimbach
Paige is a Junior at Dana Hills High School. She is active in her schools yearbook club. Paige is also a member of the Statesmen of America Club, where she learns more about politics and debate. She looks forward to helping teens get more involved in the community.


Nikki Minagar
Nikki is a Sophomore at Dana Hills High School. She has held past positions of ASB President of her student body, and President of the California Junior Scholarship Federation. Nikki is involved in local community service events across the city. She is looking forward to enhancing activities for teens in our community. 


Matthew Richerson
Matthew is a Sophomore at Santa Margarita Catholic High School where he is part of the Model United Nations and Surf Rider Foundation Clubs. Matthew looks forward to enhancing youth involvement in the City that he has grown up in. Matthew is looking forward to his term on the Youth Committee, and we are happy to have him on board this year.

Alyssa Siegel
Alyssa is a Sophomore at the Dana Hills High School. She is and avid writer and loves to use her words to help readers in need of guidance. Alyssa looks forward to creating creative new events for the youth in her community. 



Alexandra Shockley
Alexandra is a Senior at Capistrano Valley High School and is involved in Girl Scouts and various school clubs.  She enjoys playing sports, performing, and traveling. Alexandra would like to assist in marketing and promotion of Youth Committee activities through social media, press, and other methods.


John Stensby
John is a Sophomore at Santa Margarita Catholic School. He is an elected member of his school's Associated Student Body. John is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He is excited in helping to create activities that teens can enjoy in Laguna Niguel.


Avery Walker
Avery is a Junior at Dana Hills High School. She is part of the robotics club and volunteers her time at the Festival of the Whales for the interact club and also the YMCA. Avery looks forward to growing teen involvement and creating exciting new events for the teens of Laguna Niguel. 



Logan Williams
Logan is a Senior at Dana Hills High School. He is a Cadet Master Sargent-Elect in the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer organization in the U.S. Air Force. He is also the co-president of Dana Hill's Junior Statesman of America. Logan was the Vice-Chairman of the Youth Committee during his 2015/2016 term.  He enjoys hiking and would like to inspire other teens to participate in outdoor activities.


Miranda Wolford
Miranda is a Senior at Dana Hills High School. She is the Founder and President of the Peace Corps Club. Miranda is also the Vice President of FBLA, Amnesty International, and newsletter editor for the Key Club. Miranda would like to give local students the resources they need to excel past high school.