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YCC inaugurates leaders

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

After Youth for the Community Committee club sponsor Rochell Reberger conducted the inaugural swearing in ceremonies with YCC President Matthew Aselage and Vice President Alexa Dispennett, they came together to pose for a picture during the group's inaugural ceremony Feb. 25, at the Lakehouse Restaurant. YCC is a student organization committed to being proactive leaders who engage in service projects to benefit the surrounding area
Northview High School (NHS) Youth for the Community Committee (YCC) club sponsor Rochell Reberger inaugurated eight student leaders Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Lakehouse Restaurant, Staunton.

YCC began when NHS students said they wanted to start a club, which functions like the legislative and executive branches in a democratic government.

The YCC's mission is to provide service to the community.

"As we continued to form a political organization, we realized that a civics-oriented organization was better," Reberger said.

The inaugural ceremony opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a student-led prayer, followed by Reberger's opening speech.

YCC Age Group Representatives were the first YCC members sworn in.

The representatives were as follows:

* Roxxii Maxwell -- Age Group: 13-14,

* Jaike Matthews -- Age Group: 15-16,

* Allie Brown -- Age Group: 15-16,

* Dylan Green -- Age Group: 17,

* Justin Buckingham -- Age Group: 17, and

* Brandon Rost -- Age Group: 18-20.

Then, the YCC local district senators were sworn in, including:

* Meranda Ault -- District 1: Northern Brazil and Carbon,

* Evan Pierce -- District 2: Southwestern Brazil and Staunton,

* Taylor Dickison -- District 3: Southeastern Brazil and the remaining portion of Southwestern Brazil,

* Chandler Damon -- District 4: Northern Harmony, and

* Logan Downing -- District 5: Southern Harmony and Knightsville.

Finally, YCC President Matthew Aselage and Vice President Alexa Dispennett took oaths and were sworn into office, and both gave a brief address.

"This club is so much more than a club," Dispennett said. "We're more than bake sales at basketball games. Our main event of the year is not ordering our T-shirts. We're here to serve."

Dispennett added, "The betterment of the community is our drive. Service is our promise to the community. So service is what you can expect of us."

During Aselage's speech he said, "Our generation is more than capable of benefiting our country, state and our community. We are proving that right now ... We start here in our community, the same community that has raised us so well."

Following the inaugurations, Reberger led the audience in a question and answer session.

The group's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m., at NHS in Reberger's classroom, room 108.

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