In February, OEC announced the eight high school juniors who will advance to the final rounds of the Youth Tour competition, where four winners will be awarded with all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. this summer.
This year’s finalists are Brayden Brumley from Newcastle High School, Emma Fletcher from Norman High School, Nandini Patel from Westmoore High School, Chandler Patterson from Tuttle High School, Rylee Reece from Westmore High School, Shephard Schuermann from Community Christian School, Jayce Sherman from Blanchard High School and Brea Willoughby from Purcell.
Applicants were asked to design a community-benefitting project, produce a short video promoting the project and write a professional letter to a leader of their choice about either their project or other public interest issues.
The finalists will bring their projects to life on March 9 at the OEC Youth Tour Banquet. Each contestant will pitch their ideas to a panel of three independent judges.
Our judges this year are Representative Dick Lowe of District 56, Norman City Councilwoman Lauren Schuler of Ward 2 and Founder of the Brockstar Foundation, Lindsey Densow.
Four winners will win a trip to Washington, D.C. along with 70 other high school juniors from across the state and thousands across the nation. The other four finalists will be awarded with a trip to Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), where they will continue to develop their leadership skills.
Good luck to this year contestants!
2023 Youth Tour Finalists
Newcastle High School
Westmoore High School
Westmoore High School
Blanchard High School
Norman High School
Tuttle High School
Community Christian School
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