PINETOP–LAKESIDE – Three graduating seniors from Blue Ridge High School who have served as members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) were recognized for their service this past year. Paige Flake, Megan Lawler and Skyla Rigg are outgoing committee members and although Megan and Skyla had prior commitments, Paige was present to receive her plaque at the June 4 bi-monthly council meeting.

Best of the Best -students recognized

Paige is the valedictorian of her senior class, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Music Honor Society. She will be attending BYU and will major in political science and law.

Secretary of the MYAC Megan Lawler graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will be attending Colorado State University and studying equine science with plans to become a large animal veterinarian.

Skyla Rigg served as chairwoman of MYAC and is salutatorian of the senior class, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Music Honor Society. She will be attending BYU and will be majoring in english and the humanities.

MYAC title

MYAC consists of three seniors, three juniors, two sophomores and one freshman from the Blue Ridge Unified School District. Members serve for one year and provide a voice for youth in the community by bringing issues concerning youth to a monthly meeting with Mayor Stephanie Irwin, Town Manager Keith Johnson, and Recreation Coordinator Malaina Spillman. Students who serve on the committee are given the opportunity to learn about the civic process, gain experience in governance and become leaders in the community.

Reach the reporter at bbruce@wmicentral.com

Barbara Bruce is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering arts and entertainment on the Mountain and the Pinetop-Lakeside town government.

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