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Youth Mayor
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Jianna Cousin

Senior, Wichita Northeast Magnet

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, digital photography, orchestra (viola), swimming and painting.

When I am 30 I will be...
living in the Southern part of the United States, involved in city politics, and developing my own photography studio.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
lack of representation for kids of color. I would strive to make every child feel important from the day they are born - no matter how marginalized their demographic may be.

If I were an animal I would be...
an otter because they have multiple talents and the ability to swim. They are also quite adorable.

Vice Mayor
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Julia Cox

Junior, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
Percussion, volleyball, basketball, community service.

When I am 30 I will be...
doing something that I love (whatever it may be).

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to make this earth completely green again! Pollution could not be a bigger problem across the world today, and it needs to be more of a priority in this country more than it is right now. I hope to help create a greener Wichita during my time on the council!

If I were an animal I would be...
an octopus because they have a lot of arms and are surely good at multitasking! I am very busy and am always juggling multiple things at once, so I can (metaphorically) relate to this eight-legged creature.

manager
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Maitri Ajmera

Sophomore, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Debate/forensics, Model UN, politics.

When I am 30 I will be...
finished with law school and will be working somewhere in either New York City or London.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
making the world a more inclusive place for everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

If I were an animal I would be...
a dolphin because like dolphins, I am very friendly and love the ocean.

Council Clerk
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Khanh Le

Senior, Wichita Southeast

Hobbies/Interests
Photography, movies, TV shows, weight lifting, boxing, and school spirit.

When I am 30 I will be...
traveling around the world, working and building relationships with businesses, and in process creating my own company that will benefit the society. I will also be happy and stable.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
have everyone be kind to one another no matter who they are.

If I were an animal I would be...
a bird because they're not afraid to reach the highest point in the sky and can live freely.

Public Information Officer
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Karen Nguyen

Senior, Wichita Southeast

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, spending time with friends and family, exercising, tennis, shopping, Netflix, baking.

When I am 30 I will be...
working for an optometry clinic somewhere close to family.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be....
having a way to transfer pictures on a camera to a smartphone without requiring a computer/laptop.

If I were an animal I would be...
a puppy because they are soft and they sleep and play all day.

Special Event Coordinator
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Maureen "Reeny" Botros

Senior, Homeschool

Hobbies/Interests
Science and volleyball.

When I am 30 I will be...
working in a computer science field.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be....
closing the gender gap in STEM.

If I were an animal I would be...
a sloth because they're vegetarians, they sleep a lot, and they move so slowly that moss grows on them.

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Abraham Arias

Senior, Wichita Northeast Magnet

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, biking, gaming and programming.

When I am 30 I will be...
an engineer working on developing my own company. I will also want to travel the world as much as I am able to.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to have better education systems along with incorporating the importance of mental health in schools.

If I were an animal I would be...
a squid because they have extraordinary features unlike any other animal and are amongst the most intelligent animals.

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Dominic Bann

Junior, Kapaun Mt. Carmel

Hobbies/Interests
Videogames, football, Boy Scouts, computers, powerlifting.

When I am 30 I will be...
living in a large city with a job in computer science or cyber defense.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to have society and government be more intent on protecting the environment and its resources.

If I were an animal I would be...
a giant squid because I would be able to explore the deep ocean and go places which no human has gone before.

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Jahra Batul

Senior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Biking, reading, films, badminton, dancing.

When I am 30 I will be...
hopefully a nurse practitioner assisting those in need and paying off student loans.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to eliminate capitalism and rely on more renewable energy.

If I were an animal I would be...
a pet dog because their lives seem carefree and relaxed.

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George Botros

Freshman, Homeschool

Hobbies/Interests
In my free time, I enjoy playing chess, computer programming, and learning about political issues.

When I am 30 I will be...
working as a lawyer because I like helping people, and in court everyone is equal in front of the law.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
global warming. Global warming is one of the biggest problems that the world is facing and I believe passing the responsibility to future generations will prove to be a drastic mistake.

If I were an animal I would be...
a wolf because I would be a member of a pack surrounded by people who have my back.

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Amanda Branom

Freshman, Maize

Hobbies/Interests
Debate, scholar's bowl, trap shooting.

When I am 30 I will be...
giving back to my community by participating in local government.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
gender norms, because I don't see why people are expected to be something from the moment they are born.

If I were an animal I would be...
a penguin because I really like the cold.

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Sabrina Bui

Sophomore, Wichita South

Hobbies/Interests
Drawing, makeup, fashion, reading news stories.

When I am 30 I will be...
helping others through psychiatry or social work, as well as being an active member in the community.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
equality for everyone, regardless of social status, race, sexual orientation, etc.

If I were an animal I would be...
a wolf because I always protect the ones closest to me and provide for others.

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Jody Cho

Senior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Swimming, watching shows on Netflix, animals and nature.

When I am 30 I will be...
working as a pharmacist or a pathologist

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to make people more empathetic in order to make everyone realize that equal opportunity means educational, economic, gender and racial equality.

If I were an animal I would be...
a dolphin because they swim well and are intelligent leaders who never get lost.

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Bailee Davis

Senior, Maize South

Hobbies/Interests
Gardening, painting, reading, and making music.

When I am 30 I will be...
hopefully working as a botanist.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to make it more peaceful or at least slightly less stressful.

If I were an animal I would be...
a red-eared slider turtle because I have two of them and I like them.

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Wendy De Loera

Junior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Watching TV shows, hanging out with my friends, swimming, traveling and exploring new places.

When I am 30 I will be...
helping immigrants with their legal troubles and have a stable job.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
the race discrimination that occurs in the world. We are all equal and can't define each other due to the way we look.

If I were an animal I would be...
a dolphin because they are known to stay and help injured individuals, even helping them to the surface to breathe.

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Caroline Duarte

Sophomore, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, photography, volleyball, digital art, and all things Taylor Swift.

When I am 30 I will be...
living in a big city working in marketing for a big company.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
there would be no hate in it.

If I were an animal I would be...
I would be my black lab Mack because I would get to be with my family all day and no one is loved more than Mack.

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Jonathan Esquina

Sophomore, Wichita North

Hobbies/Interests
Basketball, music, writing, running and reading.

When I am 30 I will be...
working at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita as a neurosurgeon.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
resolving various issues that lead to mass incarceration in the US.

If I were an animal I would be...
a beaver because they never give up and are very determined in completing their mission.

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Javante Ewing

Junior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Hanging with friends, video games, and watching movies.

When I am 30 I will be...
a computer engineer in a foreign country.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
making sure everyone has food, shelter and water.

If I were an animal I would be...
a bear because they get to sleep all winter.

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Saylor Hale

Senior, Kapaun Mt. Carmel

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, running, listening to music, hanging out with friends.

When I am 30 I will be...
hopefully out of medical school working and paying off student loans.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to close the achievement/educational gap.

If I were an animal I would be...
a bear because they get to sleep all winter.

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Meredith Herter

Sophomore, Maize

Hobbies/Interests
I enjoy playing tennis, running, reading, doing DIY projects, playing with my dogs, and spending time with my loved ones.

When I am 30 I will be...
a successful attorney participating in my local government.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to make sure that every child has an opportunity for an adequate education.

If I were an animal I would be...
a panda because they spend most of their day eating bamboo and sleeping. They also can climb trees and swim and plus they are adorable!

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Aditya Joshi

Freshman, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Debate team, tennis, and table tennis.

When I am 30 I will be...
a neurosurgeon.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to stop all violence and to give everybody whatever they want.

If I were an animal I would be...
a spider because they are small and unnoticeable but also fierce.

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Clara Keller

Senior, Wichita Northwest

Hobbies/Interests
Running road races, movies, photography, music, and traveling around the world.

When I am 30 I will be...
working as an immigration lawyer in Kansas City and traveling.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
making the world a more equal and fair place for all genders and races.

If I were an animal I would be...
a cat because they are very independent and self-sufficient.

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Seenu Madhavan

Junior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Debate, bicycling, tennis, reading.

When I am 30 I will be...
an engineer at a tech company in California.

If I could change something about the world it would be...
providing access to quality education for all children.

If I were an animal I would be...
a giant panda because they are peaceful and carefree.

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Hannah Piros

Junior, Maize

Hobbies/Interests
Debate, forensics, volunteering, traveling, spending time with friends and family.

When I am 30 I will be...
practicing law.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to deconstruct society's sexist tendencies towards women.

If I were an animal I would be...
a cheetah because they have the willpower to remain determined and possess an intrinisic drive.

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Nicolas Quiñones

Senior, Wichita South

Hobbies/Interests
Volunteering, TV shows, film, Legos, video games, music, art, graphic design, writing and mental health.

When I am 30 I will be...
working at Lego designing various products.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
increasing the amount of compassion and understanding for others.

If I were an animal I would be...
a dog because they are always so happy and enjoyable to be around and excited for every little thing.

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Marycarmen Renteria

Senior, Wichita East

Hobbies/Interests
Running and watching series on Netflix.

When I am 30 I will be...
working as a physical therapist and traveling around the world.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be...
to make human resources more easily available to everyone around the world.

If I were an animal I would be...
a monkey because they always seem to be having fun and don't care.

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Aenya Richards

Sophomore, Maize

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, playing tennis, playing piano, and hanging out with family and friends.

When I am 30 I will be...
successfully working at a job that I love.

If I could change anything about the world it would be...
inequality between races.

If I were an animal I would be...
a dolphin because they have fun, like to be in groups, and are smart animals.

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Addison Willett

Junior, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
I enjoy fencing, debate team, and playing chess.

When I am 30 I will be...
graduated with a science degree, hopefully doing research.

If I could change anything about the world it would be...
to have the world be free from all forms of bias.

If I were an animal I would be...
a wolf because the wolf represents the strength of a united front while still acting as an individual.

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