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Five earn appointment to youth advisory board

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POSTED September 9, 2009 1:45 a.m.
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission.

The five are  Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson.

There is still one vacancy.  For more on the position contact the City Clerk’s office at 456-8017.

The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events.

In the past, elected leaders have called upon the youth commission to advise them on municipal policy including the formation of a cruising policy in the 1990s that was in place for years before an out-of-town crowd causes problems prompting the council to make all cruising illegal.

Carranza is an East Union High football who also served on the school’s link crew. Carranza has also served as an alternate to the youth commission.

Williams is a Sierra High student. She was co-captain for a Relay for Life team, has tutored students through Give Every Child a Chance, coached cheer with the Manteca Jaguars, and is involved in school leadership.

Herrera attends Venture Academy and has served on the youth commission for two years. She has been involved at numerous community events including the commission’s youth dances conducted at the Golden West Community Gym.

Anderson is a Sierra High student and has served on the commission for two years as well as two years with her school leadership. She is part of the Wolf Pack Club, link crew, and has helped the homeless.

Vaught is an East Union High student. She has served on the commission for two years including a stint as secretary. She has numerous volunteer activities under her belt including serving on the junior staff of an oncology camp and as a drug peer education for the San Joaquin County Drug Prevention.
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