The LaGrange Youth Council elected its board for the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday (10/19) evening. The board also voted on its top three priorities for the year.
New leaders include President Milly Criswell (LaGrange High School Senior), Vice President Addie Eiland (LaGrange High School Senior), Historian Kate Asbell (LaGrange High School Senior) and Secretary Katy Beth Bedingfield (LaGrange High School Senior) ).
The board also voted to focus its efforts on three priorities this year: mental health awareness, mentorship and sustainability. The group will be divided into three committees and each committee will focus on developing a project that will have a positive impact on the community.
New committee chairs include LaGrange Youth Council Mentorship Committee Chair Sydney Edelson (LaGrange High School Senior), Sustainability Committee Chair Devin Dents (LaGrange High School President) and Health Committee Chair mental Riley Whitlow (LaGrange Academy Senior).
The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board of local youth that provides advice and guidance to the local governing body. The youth council gives local young people a more formal role in the local decision-making process by offering them concrete experiences with elected bodies.
Students from LaGrange High, Troup High, LaGrange Academy, Thinc Academy, Lafayette Christian School and Heard County High School are participating in LaGrange Youth Council for the 2021-2022 school year.
Members are required to participate in one of the city’s âLeave LaGrange Better Than We Foundâ garbage cleanups throughout the year and to attend a LaGrange City Council meeting.
For more information on the LaGrange Youth Council, visit lagrangega.org/Home/Youth_Council.