The Pike County Youth Leadership Council has named its 2013-14 Officers and Board of Directors.
Dalton Hatfield, a junior at Belfry High School, was elected President of the Council, at the first Board meeting of the year held September 5. He has been a member of PCYLC his entire high school career, and last year served as Vice-President. Eashwar Soma, also a junior at Belfry, was elected Vice-President of PCYLC. Other officers elected were: Secretary-Pranay Patel of Pikeville; Treasurer-Erika Coleman of Belfry; Publicist-Noor Ali of Pikeville; Membership Director-Jordan Meddings of Belfry; and Technology Representative-Paige Werner of Shelby Valley. Last year’s President Krishna Ammisetty will serve as an adviser to the Executive Committee of officers in the role of President Emeritus.
The following are members of the Board of Directors for the year:
BELFRY HIGH SCHOOL: Erika Coleman, Staci Coleman, Dalton Hatfield, Jordan Meddings and Eashwar Soma. School Representative: Madison Smith.
EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL: Zachary Chaney, Chloe Coleman, Jamison Coleman, Allanah Little and Shelley Stiltner. School Representative: to be announced.
PHELPS HIGH SCHOOL: McKenzie Bentley, Kendra Charles, Teresa Darnell, Hannah Layne and Kaitlyn Norman. School Rep: TBA.
PIKE COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: Katie Hager, Mary Beth Hall, Lacy May, Taryn Syck and Jackson Williams. School Representative: TBA.
PIKEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Noor Ali, Olivia Davis, Braeden McNulty, Pranay Patel and Will Williamson. School Representative: Patrick Cordero.
SHELBY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Rachel Adkins, Sarah Adkins, Ariel Hopkins, Elizabeth Johnson and Abby Smallwood. School Representative: Morgan Jarrell.
PCYLC is comprised of student leaders from each of the high schools in Pike County. The council is entirely student-led, student-governed and student-maintained. It is based on three main components community service, public advocacy and leadership training. Rosalind Stanley, Community Education Director for Pike County Schools, is the sponsor for the group.