Mustang Teen To Serve On 2022-2023 Oklahoma City Youth Council

Photo of the OKC Youth Council standing in front of City Hall

(Mustang, Oklahoma – September 12, 2022) –  Seventeen Oklahoma City high school students have begun new terms as members of the Oklahoma City Youth Council, kicking off nine months of hands-on education in public service, and among those is Mustang High School Senior, Madigan Glenn.

A press release from the City of Oklahoma City pointed out, "This class represents the 20th anniversary of the program."  Each of the City Council’s eight Wards has two representatives, and they’re joined by two at-large representatives.Youth Council members were introduced during the City Council meeting on August 16.

The Youth Council will work with the City Council member in their Ward and City staff to learn about the challenges and successes of municipal government.  The Youth Council will also help address issues affecting Oklahoma City’s youth in a series of meetings, seminars and more.  Applications for next year’s Youth Council will be available in January 2023.

The Youth Council is sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City and is jointly administered with Leadership Oklahoma City.  Gloria Torres, Executive Director of Calle de Cinco & Historic Capitol Hill, and Fire Chief Richard Kelley are program co-chairs.

This year’s members are:

* Raven Owens (at-large), Edmond Santa Fe senior

* Nicholas Schoeffler (at-large), Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School senior

* Madelyn Rhoda (Ward 1), Putnam City High School senior

* Emma Calingasan (Ward 2), Classen School of Advanced Studies junior

* Joey Panozzo (Ward 2), Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School senior

* Madigan Glenn (Ward 3), Mustang High School senior

* Israel Ibanez (Ward 3), Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior

* Stephanie Briones (Ward 4), Southeast High School senior

* Jocelyn Ramirez (Ward 4), Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior

* Jose Gonzalez (Ward 5), U.S. Grant High School junior

* Ashley Romero (Ward 5), Southeast High School senior

* Audrey Copeland (Ward 6), Classen School of Advanced Studies Junior

* Lindsay Flores (Ward 6), Western Heights High School senior

* Keionna Tubbs (Ward 7), Cristo Rey Catholic High School junior

* Jalyin Wilson (Ward 7), Millwood High School junior

* Kennedi Smith (Ward 8), Epic Charter School senior

* Victoria Nwankwo (Ward 8), Putnam City North High School junior


About Oklahoma City Youth Council

The Youth Council is sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City and is jointly administered with the Youth Leadership Exchange. Debbie Forshee and police Maj. Dexter Nelson are program co-chairs.

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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