Ankeny Schools Seniors Selected for the 2020 National Council on Youth Leadership
Two-hundred-twenty-six high school seniors from 23 area high schools were selected by their schools to be a part of the National Council on Youth Leadership (NCYL).
Ankeny Schools is pleased to announce that 24 students were selected to participate in the 2020 event. From Ankeny Centennial High School: Volta Adovor, Angeliqué Andersen, Johnathon Beuter, Jack Davis, Amukta Gantalamohini, Jordyn Gustafson, Amelia Hill, Mackenzie Longmire, Alison Lundberg, Sydney Madison, Morgan Severseike, Eugene Viti, and Meghan White. From Ankeny High School: Josie Bingham, Megan Bosch, Noah Hackbart, Miranda Hall, Madeleine Murphy, Abby North, Gabrielle Roorda, Maddie Roorda, Kyle Safley, Eva van de Mortel, and Jaci Webb.
NCYL is dedicated to recognizing, encouraging and developing the leadership skills of youth. The mission of NCYL is to create public awareness of the importance and power of youth leadership, provide information to help build advanced leadership skills, and encourage community involvement in recognition and support our youth.
In lieu of an in-person event, The Ray Center has provided students access to virtual speeches from The Ray Center’s Executive Director Scott Raecker, Drake University President Marty Martin and NCYL Chairperson Renee Hardman. The speeches are available on The Ray Center website at www.drake.edu/raycenter/recognition/ncyl.
The Greater Des Moines chapter is facilitated by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University, which offers a variety of public awareness activities and programming, including CHARACTER COUNTS!, a widely used character education program.
Four students will be selected as Youth Leaders of the Year and will attend the national virtual NCYL conference, Town Meeting on Tomorrow, in St. Louis at a future date.