Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas


May 30, 2013
Press Release

Richmond, TX - “Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) held the final meeting of the 2012-2013 school year for his Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC), composed of High School students from across the 22nd congressional district, on Wednesday. Olson congratulated the CYAC students on their participation and achievements. Olson also discussed the importance of education and pursing the American dream.

Rep. Olson said, "Congratulations to these bright students on their many accomplishments. Their participation in this council has been an invaluable experience for me and hopefully demonstrated to them the importance of learning about our government and engaging in the political process.  I encourage them to follow their dreams and work hard to achieve their goals. It’s been a pleasure getting to know these students and future leaders."

Three guest speakers, Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales, Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert and State Representative Ed Thompson, spoke to the students about their careers and the major role education plays in their respective fields. There was also a discussion on how state, county and city officials work with Olson and Representatives in Congress to uphold and improve our great communities. The event was held at Safari Texas in Richmond.


Olson with this year's CYAC class


Students participating in the Advisory Council include:
Austin High School
Lauren Ahart, Senior
Lauren Dalton, Senior
Walker Shores, Junior

Clear Lake High School
Phillip Lopez, Senior
Erika Storli, Senior

Dawson High School
Rachel Daniel, Sophomore
Pallavi Dev, Junior
Sohan Gadkari, Sophomore
Colby Langan, Junior
Kevin Ramlal, Senior
Tyler Sprague, Senior
Angelene Superable, Senior
Shannon Wu, Senior
Kelly Zhu, Sophomore

Deer Park High School
Brandon Pullig, Senior

Elkins High School
Jonathan Cheung, Senior
Mishi Jain, Junior           

George Ranch High School
Sarah Curtis, Junior
Jennifer Ellefson, Junior
Ciara Jasso, Senior

Hightower High School
Amanda McIntire, Senior
Deborah Osakue, Senior

Kempner High School
Sara Huerta, Senior
Chris Sabbagh, Senior
Rizwaan Siddiqui, Senior

Lamar Consolidated High School
Joshua Brook, Junior
Maycie George, Senior
Drew Heugel, Senior
Amy John, Senior
JolàNealy, Senior
Faith Orakwue, Senior

Lutheran South Academy
Carley Grable, Senior

Manvel High School
Eric Tonini, Junior

Needville High School
Kayleigh Faas, Sophomore
Amber Matlock, Senior
Ariel Zagala, Senior

Pearland High School
Drake Dentry, Junior
Evan Voss, Junior

Ridge Point High School
David Hughes, Junior
Ron Richard, Senior

Travis High School
Paulina Agyei, Sophomore
Megan Emiliani, Sophomore
Journey Ewell, Senior
Reena Jasani, Junior
Zach Quarles, Junior
Jonathan Rivenburg, Senior
Sebrina Yan, Senior