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AZYLC 2015


2015 AZYLC Delegates

Nicholas Adams – Maricopa

Jessy-Marie Alvarez – Rio Rico

Marie B Ames – Sierra Vista

Holly N. Beaupre – Prescott

Nicholas A Belvin – Tombstone

John Blodgett – Maricopa

Cody Brandstatter – Gilbert

Terry Brantley – Buckeye

Laura Briones – Phoenix

Jaime Caraveo – Glendale

Gordon jr Cartland – Glendale

Bryan Chavez – Glendale

Cheyanne R Cowen – Sahuarita

Jordan Cruz – Glendale

Tanner Darby – Phoenix

Allison J. Daugherty – Scottsdale

Francisco De La Rosa – Guadalupe

Sariah J DeFazio – Green Valley

Catherine Joy Demotica – Rio Rico

Andrew H Do – Phoenix

Graham W Doering – Phoenix

Raigan A Edwards – Hereford

Leilana R Eib -Vail

Mackenzie Esch – Phoenix

Justice Felton – Phoenix

Vaughn T Francisco – Rio Rico

Lesley Fuentes – Peoria

Julian D. Garcia – Tucson

Kenna Gardner – Peoria

Roscoe Gillum – Phoenix

Jacqueline Gomez – Laveen

Ryan Gonzales – Chandler

Juan Gonzales – Phoenix

Brooke Hanna – Coolidge

Larissa M. Haro – Tucson

Kamryn M Henley – Waddell

Jose Herrera – Phoenix

Molly Hubert – Chandler

Britanee L Hustad – Phoenix

Edward Jennings – Buckeye

Nicholas  Jordan – Phoenix

George  Kirkland – Phoenix

Kaylee Langenddorf – Mesa

Kevin Le – Phoenix

Jennie J Lovorn – Ft Huachuca

Devin Marinaccio – Peoria

Nathan Morrison – Phoenix

Sierra J. Mosbaugh – Mesa

Marcus Organek – Tempe

Emerald Prebble – Bagdad

Lucas G Rabb – Phoenix

Rafael Regaldo-Brito – Phoenix

Olivia B Romero – Tucson

Alexander W Root – Green Valley

Gabriel Rosado – Phoenix

Samuel Rosenburg – Phoenix

Hailee J Salvato – Mesa

Bryce Schenkenberg – Scottsdale

Anthony F Shastay – Sahuarita

Zachary Shelby – Chandler

Heaven Shemkunas – Phoenix

Mackenzie Spaulding – Peoria

Cristana E Thompson – Benson

Alana R Trembath – Phoenix

Ely J Valentin – Phoenix

Kendra J Wardon – Phoenix

Cassidy Wright – Chandler

AZYLC 2015 Summary
from the MOWW Officer Review Magazine

The 2015 Arizona Youth Leadership Conference (AZYLC) returned to the West Campus of Arizona State University the week of July 6-11. The delegates met their teams over lunch before jumping straight into the curriculum to set a foundation for the week: communication, the Declaration of Independence, and constitutional issues. Each day the delegates were presented with information that fostered critical thinking about being a leader and the Founding Father’s experience building America into the country it is today. Delegates used parliamentary procedure while convening their own constitutional convention, argued a property rights case before their peers in a United States Supreme Court simulation, debated the application of our United States Constitution to current hot topics, and participated as brokers and traders in a free enterprise market simulation.

Social events included: a seminar where veterans representing each branch of service talked about their experiences and answered delegate questions; an ice cream social where delegates formed new friendships with one another; a Leadership Reaction Course that challenged individual leaders and newly-formed teams to overcome a myriad of creative obstacles; and a flag retirement ceremony where delegates reverently decommissioned an American flag.

The conference ended on Saturday with a luncheon awards ceremony where delegates were joined by their parents and friends. The Outstanding Team, led by Courtney Schrade, included Cody Brandstatter, Justice Felton, Jose Herrera, Kaylee Langendorf, Nathan Morrison, Marcus Organek, Emerald Prebble and Olivia Romero. The Most Improved Delegate was Kendra Wardon from Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center. Best Essayist was Mackenzie Spaulding from Peoria High. Outstanding Student Delegates included: second runner-up, Kaylee Langendorf from Skyline High, first runner up Hailee Salvato from Red Mountain High. The Outstanding Student Delegate was Justice Felton from Thunderbird High.

The delegates and staff alike deemed the 2015 AZYLC a success – with new knowledge gained, new friendships formed, and new leadership skills realized. As always, students and staff expressed gratitude to MOWW for financing the conference and the instructors for their time and energy. Planning is underway for the next AZYLC, though scheduling complications will move the conference a few weeks earlier into June 2016.