McKinney, Texas – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX–03) has announced the students chosen to participate in his 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-seven Collin County high school students were selected by a community board to serve on the council due to their outstanding leadership skills, academic performance, extra-curricular participation and community service. Eight McKinney ISD students were among those selected.
McKinney Boyd High School

  • Brendon McMahon
  • Lauren Patton
  • Joshua Pereira
  • Alexandra Thorson

McKinney High School

  • Neelam Bohra
  • Ryan Stewart

McKinney North High School

  • Brendan Corcoran
  • Kayla Gilbreath

“We’ve got a great group of students this year — they’re bright, talented and highly driven to make an impact in their community,” said Johnson. “Now more than ever, it’s imperative that our young people not only understand how our democracy works, but get involved so that they can make positive, wise contributions to our country. That’s why I’m looking forward to hearing from these CYAC ‘student ambassadors’ on the issues that matter most to them and their peers and also to joining them in giving back through our CYAC in the Community service projects.”

“I congratulate the students of the 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council, and I thank all our students who applied,” Johnson continued. “We had hundred of applicants this year, and moving forward CYAC will be a one-year program to allow more students the opportunity to participate — because Collin County has an abundance of exceptional students! With that in mind, I encourage those who are interested in serving on the 2016–2017 Council to apply next fall!”

McKinney Independent School District Press Release