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Teen Advisory Council

2014-2015 Teen Advisory Council Applications are Now Available!   Download Application

The Idaho Meth Project's Teen Advisory Council aims to empower young adults in their fight against Meth. The Teen Advisory Council represents the geographic and personal diversity of the state and works with the Idaho Meth Project to extend the Not Even Once message through education and service projects.

Members of the Teen Advisory Council are selected through an application and interview process. Enrolled students grades 9 through 11 are eligible to serve during their sophomore or junior years. Selected members attend a two-day leadership training and work closely with the Idaho Meth Project Program Coordinator to develop and implement Meth awareness and education service projects in their schools and communities.

Each member serves a 1-year term concurrent with the school year. Members are required to attend a 2-day Leadership Symposium in Boise, ID, June 20-22, 2014. Financial aid to attend the Leadership Symposium is available. For more information, please contact Sophie Dresser, Program Coordinator, at 1-888-331-2060 or sophie@idahomethproject.org.


2013-2014 Teen Advisory Council

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Alex Martin
12th Grade, Bishop Kelly High School

Alex aspires to become a sports orthopedic surgeon and is currently exploring college options for next year. She loves riding her horse "Lightening" and baking in her free time. Alex serves as Bishop Kelly's Student Council Secretary and is a member of ski club, challengers, cross-country and track. Her favorite subjects include math and science.

Kayla Cocozzo
11th Grade, Capital High School

Kayla is an accomplished saxophonist (she made it to State Finals in 2013!) who hopes to attend an Ivy League college upon graduating from high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Governing Board, various music bands and clubs, debate and book club. Kayla enjoys visiting her family in Ohio whenever she can!

Kati Durkin
11th Grade, Boise High School

Kati hopes to one day become a trauma surgeon for the United States Navy. Her favorite subject is Latin. Kati is an avid Irish dancer and member of the Killarney Irish Dance Company in Boise. She is also active at Boise High, competing in cross-country, debate and rowing while also balancing involvement with orchestra and history club.

Bryce Shaw
10th Grade, New Plymouth High School

Bryce enjoys fishing, hunting and camping in his free time. He is involved with FCCLA and football and hopes to one day attend college. His favorite place to visit is the Oregon Coast!

Lauren Smyser
11th Grade, Parma High School

Lauren plans to attend University of Idaho upon graduation and eventually on to law school on the East Coast. She enjoys playing tennis, running cross-country and is currently President of her junior class.

Natalie Shelton
11th Grade, Bonners Ferry High School

Natalie hopes to attend Lewis and Clark State College for pediatric nursing after high school graduation. She is involved in National Honor Society and Student Government. Her favorite subjects include history, science and English.

Mackenzie Roan
11th Grade, Riverstone International School

Mackenzie is spending the summer studying abroad in Morocco, learning Arabic! She is fascinated with the Middle East and hopes to work there one day in some capacity. Mackenzie is also an accomplished kayaker who cites conquering the North Fork of the Payette River as one of her greatest accomplishments.

Chase Hutchinson
12th Grade, Wood River High School

Chase plans to attend college in hopes of becoming a lawyer. His favorite subject is debate and his activities include being a member of Student Government, Key Club and Idaho Drug Free Youth. Chase enjoys taking advantage of the great Idaho outdoors!

Dana Taylor
11th Grade, Timberlake High School

Dana hopes to become a registered nurse one day. Her favorite subject in school is science and she also enjoys competing in soccer, softball and quiz team. Dana's favorite place to visit is Yellowstone National Park.

Veronica Nield
12th Grade, Idaho Falls High School

Veronica is a member of the two advanced choirs and is a classical guitarist. She also participates in musical theater. In addition to the Teen Advisory Council, she has served as president of the Idaho Falls Youth Arts Center Youth Action Committee and is a member of the Idaho Falls Mayor's Youth Advisory Council.

Audrey Nolan
11th Grade, Bishop Kelly High School

Audrey hopes to attend college and enter the medical field upon graduation. She enjoys playing the piano and is part of her school's history club and cross-country team. Audrey's favorite subject is English.

Karoline Woodhead
11th Grade, Riverstone International School

Karoline's favorite subjects are history and English. She hopes to attend college on the East Coast after graduation. Karoline loves traveling and being outdoors, she is an avid kayaker!

Julia Hobson
11th Grade, Meridian High School

Julia hopes to be an architect and her favorite subject is U.S. History. She enjoys tap dance, playing the piano, rock climbing and would one day like to learn archery. Her favorite place to visit is Zion National Park in Utah.

Malori Basye
10th Grade, Capital High School

Malori would like to attend college to be a doctor after high school. She plays soccer and enjoys playing the piano. Her favorite place to visit is McCall, Idaho!

Abigail Neef
11th Grade, Mountain View High School

Abby would like to attend Pacific University for psychology after high school. She is an avid scuba diver and is PADI certified! She also plays lacrosse and participates in French club and pep club.

Maurin Ranstrom
11th Grade, Lewiston High School

Maurin competes in track and field in her favorite discipline, the discus. She also runs cross-country, manages the basketball team and is involved in Student Government.

Madison Shaw
11th Grade, Lewiston High School

Madison would like to a lawyer one day. Her favorite subject is English and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also a big animal lover!

Sadera Shultz
12th Grade, Wood River High School

Sadera is an involved member of her community, volunteering for various organizations including the Idaho Meth Project before becoming a part of the Teen Advisory Council. She also serves as President of the Health Occupational Students of America. Sadera enjoys helping out members of her community.
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