Applications are now CLOSED for the youth seat and advisory council.
Students with the following qualifications were considered for the council:
- GPA of a 3.0 or higher
- Be a Hanover County Resident
- Attend a Hanover County Public School (i.e. Hanover or Patrick Henry High School)
- Have community service or work experience with people who have developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or substance use disorder
- 1 Letter of Recommendation for the youth council (2 for the youth seat) will be required and an essay
Please note: If you apply for the youth seat and are not chosen your application will automatically be considered for the youth council at large.
Evan Dupuis is 17 and a rising senior at Atlee High School. He lives in Hanover County with his parents and two sisters. Evan is very active at Cool Spring Baptist Church with the special needs program along with Young Life Capernaum, Friends For Life, and Challenger sports. Evan previously was a buddy for Challenger soccer and basketball. He loves shooting archery and being active outside. Evan is looking forward to serving in the youth seat position.
Audrey Beckett is 17 years old and a rising senior at Atlee High School. She lives in Hanover County with her parents. Audrey serves as a buddy for Challenger Sports (challenger basketball). She is a very active member at her church Cool Spring Baptist. She attends and volunteers for Young Life Capernaum and Friends for Life. Audrey has a passion for helping others and working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is excited to have the opportunity to help and serve others in her community.
Lauren Hannah is currently a rising senior at Atlee High School. She has participated in challenger sports for the past 5 years and has been a part of TILT at both Chickahominy and Atlee. She loves helping others and working with children with disabilities. Lauren is so excited to have the opportunity to be on the youth council!
Logan Herskovitz is 17 years old and a rising junior at Atlee High School. Logan has been a buddy with both Challenger Basketball and Challenger Soccer. He also plays football and runs track for Atlee. Logan works full time as a lifeguard, volunteers and plays basketball with HYBL, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Logan is excited to serve on the HCSS Youth Advisory Council.
Julianna Kimes is going into her sophomore year. Julianna attends Atlee High School. She is in Key Club, Speak up and Spanish Club and hopes to do more! Julianna is excited for the opportunity to serve people in need through the Youth Advisory Council!
Veronica Lumpkin attends Atlee High school. She is a rising junior. Veronica loves playing lacrosse for school and her travel team. She currently serves as a Buddy with Young Life Capernaum and has been for 2 years. She also loves helping with Challenger basketball in the winter. Veronica has a passion for spending time with people of all abilities, gifts and backgrounds. She can’t wait to continue to serve through Hanover Community Support Services.
Anderson Payne is a rising sophomore at Atlee High School. She serves as a volunteer at Vacation Bible School, Challenger Soccer and Basketball at Cool Spring Baptist Church. Anderson was a member of TILT at Chickahomany Middle School and regularly attends Young Life Capernaum. She is very grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Youth Advisory Council.
Leana Pence is a senior at Atlee High School. She lives in Montpelier with her parents and two siblings, and is an active member at her church, Berea Baptist. She loves being apart of events such as Night to Shine, Big Feet Meet, and Vacation Bible School, where everyone is not only a community, but a family. Leana was a member of the TILT group at Chickahominy Middle. She participates and volunteers in Children’s Church, and loves helping others who may need an extra hand. Leana is very excited to be apart of the Youth Advisory Council and serve her community throughout this experience.
Landon Selden is 16 and a rising junior at Atlee High School. He lives in Hanover County with his parents. His older brother ,William, is his inspiration to serve families and individuals in the community with special needs. For several years, Landon has served as a buddy for challenger soccer and basketball. He also volunteers with Raise, Inc. At Atlee, he plays on the tennis team and enjoys playing pickle-ball in his free time. Landon is excited for the opportunity to serve on the youth council.
Mykala Weatherless is 17 and a rising senior at Mechanicsville High school. She lives in Hanover County with her parents and her two older brothers. When her oldest brother EJ used to be in school, she would go to his All Star games to watch him and his classmates play. Now, she helps out with her brother in Hanover Arc events. At school, she is a member of BETA and the National Honor Society. During her junior year, she participated as a TA for Mrs. Salvato Potatoes. Throughout her school life, she has always enjoyed assisting her peers with special needs in class. Once a month, she used to volunteer along with off duty teachers at Saturday Sitters, a program for preschoolers with special needs. She's also volunteered in Jr. BETA, the Little Big Feet Meet, Peer Networking, and most recently The Miss Hanover Abilities Pageant. She is exhilarated to have the opportunity to be a part of the Youth Advisory Council for HCSS.
Council from 2020-2022