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Youth Committee Laguna Niguel

Ileana Avila
Vice Chairman
Ileana is a Junior at Dana Hills High School. This is her third year serving on the Laguna Niguel Youth Committee . She is currently a member of the Dana Hills Robotics Team as well as a member of the Surfrider Foundation. In addition to volunteering at city events, Ileana Is a volunteer for the student-run Buddy Basketball Program and is a member of the Mykonos String Quartet. 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.

Ileana Avila

Matthew Bermingham

Matthew is a Sophomore at Dana Hills High School. Last year he was the Freshman class president which allowed him to organize many class events. He is also a member of CSF and Best Buddies. Matthew is looking forward to encouraging teens to get involved in city events.

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Katie Bunge
Katie is a Sophomore 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.

 Katie Bunge

Makayla Brown
Makayla is a Sophomore 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. 

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Sean Casey

Sean is a Junior at Aliso Niguel High School. He was the Captain of the JV Waterpolo Team as well as being on the JV Swim Team, and was the recipient of the Teal Cares Award. He is also an assistant in the Orange County Junior Lifeguard program teaching ocean safety. Sean is looking forward to planning and organizing programs as well as developing useful job skills.

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Nick Drossel
Nick is a Freshman at Dana Hills High School. He was a Rep-at-Large in ASB at Niguel Hills Middle School and was the Orchestra council president. He will be participating in the Dana Hills ASU on the Fine Arts Recognition Committee this year. He volunteers as a tutor at the Laguna Niguel Library for children in kindergarten through 6th grade every week. Nick is looking forward to improving his leadership skills and showing people that teens can have a big impact on the community. 

Nick Drossel

Caroline Halloran
Caroline is a Senior at Dana Hills High School. She is a member of of the ASU as well as Gift of Words, NHS, and plays on the varsity tennis team. She is a mentor and tutor to elementary school students and a part time tennis instructor at the Laguna Niguel Racquet club. Caroline is looking forward to helping communicate city events to a larger audience and encouraging people to get involved. 

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Nikki Minagar
Nikki is a Junior 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. 

Skylar Neeve
Skylar is a Freshman at Dana Hills High School. He is a member of  the California Junior Scholorship Foundation and a member of the Dana Hills Robotics Team. He is also a member of the Lionsheart Organization and Orange County Junior Lifeguards. Skylar is looking forward to working with other members to organize fun and relevant activities for teens. 

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Alex Probolsky
Alex is a Freshman at Aliso Niguel High School. He was a leading member of his schools debate team last year and this year he is the lead of the school News Team. He volunteers regularly through city events and hopes to pursue a career in public service. Alex is looking forward to raising awareness of city-sponsored youth events and opportunities.

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Mason Rosal
Mason is a Sophomore at JSerra High School. He has been a part of club sport as well as being an ambassador at school. Mason is looking forward to bringing character and personality to the city of Laguna Niguel as well as raising safety awareness for teens. 

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Matthew Richerson
Matthew is a Junior 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.
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Alyssa Siegel
Alyssa is a Junior 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. 

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John Stensby
John is a Junior 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.
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Avery Walker
Avery is a Senior 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. 

Avery Walker