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Core Council

The Core Youth Council is made up of nine students from Holland High, Holland Christian, West Ottawa, and Black River high schools. Each member serves a one-year term which begins in July and ends the following June.

Available officer positions in the Council include Chair, Vice-Chair, and Clerk. While the Core is busy working to achieve goals they also have subcommittees who help them accomplish tasks.

HYAC’s Core Council’s meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:15pm in City Hall. The general public is encouraged and welcome to attend.

Following is information on Core’s 2014-2015 Council Members.

Clara Bakker (Chair)
Senior at Holland High
4th year on HYAC
Other Activities: Student Council, Varsity Tennis and Cross Country, Orchestra, Forensics, Art Club and National Honors Society
Fun Fact: I was raised a vegetarian and I still am!

Sally Davis (Member)
Junior at West Ottawa
2nd year on HYAC
Other Activities: Girls lacrosse, Executive Secretary of our Student Senate, National Honors Society
Fun Fact: I lived in New Zealand for a year!

Alfredo (Freddie) DeLaRosa (Member)
Sophomore at Holland High
Second year on  HYAC
Other Activities: Football, Track, Wrestling, Orchestra, Calling All Colors, Youth Groups, PALS

Fun Fact: I can do multiple back flips in a row.

Clara Dreyer (Member)
Junior at Holland Christian
Second year on  HYAC
Other Activities: Debate team, Student Council, International Club, Model UN

Fun Fact: I have a crazy obsession with the golden age of Hollywood (from around the 1920's-1960's).

Joseph Heneghan (Member)
Junior at Black River
3rd year on HYAC
Other Activities:
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Quinn Lonergan (Member)
Sophomore at Holland Christian
1st year on HYAC
Other Activities:
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Ian McKnight (Vice-Chair)
Senior at Black River
3rd year on HYAC
Other Activities: Michigan Youth in Government, Conference on National Affairs, City Planning Commission, Student Council, Rotary Interact
Fun Fact: Tried to pet a sting ray once, but panicked and ran away.

Estrella Ramirez-Matias (Member)
Sophomore at Holland High
2nd year on HYAC
Other Activities: Karate, Orchestra
Fun Fact: made a Facebook for me and my dog, won District Art Awards in 7th Grade

Raymond Surya (Member)
Senior at Holland High
1st year on HYAC
Other Activities: Track, Cross Country, Quiz Bowl
Fun Fact: I know that a medium Tommy Turtle at Captain Sundae costs $3.75 after tax.

 


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