Youth and Government: 15 Going On 30

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Being put in the shoes of lawyers, regional representatives, politicians, interviewers, journalists, and other prestige positions- the participants in Youth and Government (YG) are given endless opportunities as well as responsibility. Through this program, teenagers dress, act, and develop the character on the way.

At the Texas State Competition, Ann Richards makes a mark. For a school as a whole, we were recognized as a distinguished delegate. Awarded delegates included Erin Willard (12), Maya Messinger (10), and Willa Smith (10). Smith also earned outstanding achievement. Lila Weatherly, in her last year in YG ranked in the top 5 judges in Texas. The lawyers Josie MacLean (11) and Libertad Escobar (11) together scored 6th best team in State.

Rewon Shimray goes under several aliases including but not excluded to Ray-123, Rewonderful, RayJuan, Rewalkin’ on Sunshine, Rayquantas, and Rwanda. Rewon is a senior at ARS. In her mature age, she is heavily criticized for walking and running everywhere instead of “sitting down and getting that darn license already.” She runs competitively in cross country and track as well. Rewon loves to bring out her inner Rayquantas by spending quality time out in nature and painting with all colors of the wind. As a third-year veteran in Polaris Press in her final year, Rewon hopes to leave behind a legacy of words and images.

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