City of Rockwall Press Release
June 20th, 2011
The list of local high school graduating seniors included six members of the City of Rockwall’s Youth Advisory Council.
Jon Falcon, Stephen Hendrix, Morgan Iles, Kendall Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Shannon Lockhart joined other YAC members in providing a youthful perspective to city officials while having the opportunity to learn the intricacies of municipal government.
“It was a pleasure working with the 2010-2011 YAC students,” Ms. Ashberry said. “I am very proud to have worked with these graduating seniors, all of whom are high caliber students and wonderful individuals. I wish them each the very best of luck as they go off to college, and I look forward to working with a great group of new YAC students next school year.”
One of their projects was the annual YAC “Senior Citizen’s Prom” for the 50+ crowd.
“The students’ interaction with the seniors was outstanding, and I believe the students had as much fun as the seniors did,” Ms. Ashberry noted.
Rockwall High School Assistant Principal and YAC liaison Ray Harton said the students, with the help of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, “did a super job of hosting the Senior Citizen’s Prom. These students will be the leaders of the future wherever they end up living. Hopefully it will be here in Rockwall.”
YAC graduating seniors have big plans for the future that include:
- Morgan Iles will attend the University of Texas majoring in advertising;
- Kendall Johnson will attend California Polytechnic State University majoring in architectural engineering;
- Jon Falcon will attend the University of Texas at Dallas and then in Austin majoring in chemistry to become a nurse;
- Tyler Johnson will attend Rose Hulman Institute of Technology majoring in mechanical engineering;
- Stephen Hendrix will attend St. Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico working towards a Master’s degree in Eastern Classics and a Ph.D in philosophy.
- Shannon Lockhart will attend the University of North Texas majoring in biology and studying premed then attend medical school to become a pediatric oncologist.
For more information about YAC, please call Ms. Ashberry at 972-772-6406.