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Youth Mayor
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Maitri Ajmera

Senior, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Debate/ Forensics, Model UN, Politics, Civic Engagement and Activism

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The grit.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Singapore.

My plans after high school are...
Go to a university to study business and international relations.

Vice Mayor
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Amanda Branom

Junior, Maize High School

Hobbies/Interests
Scholar's Bowl, Forensics, and StuCo.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The scooters downtown

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Anywhere in Southeast Asia

My plans after high school are...

To go to college and study international relations. Afterwards, I hope to become a Foreign Service Officer

manager
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Masha Yakubovich

Junior, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
traveling, spending time with family and friends, being active, and StuCo.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The small town feel within a city.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
New Zealand

My plans after high school are...

To go to college and be happy

Council Clerk
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Isabella Do Orozco

Senior, Wichita Collegiate School

Hobbies/Interests
Baking, reading, watching movies, travelling, and hanging out with friends and family.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The sense of community

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Tokyo

My plans after high school are...

to go to college and study chemical biology

Public Information Officer
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Bria Webb

Junior, Northeast Magnet

Hobbies/Interests
I play the Cello, I volunteer at Heartspring a lot, I participate in stuco and GSA, as well as my schools mock trial team

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The sunrise’s / sky

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Anywhere in Germany

My plans after high school are...

Go to a University on the West Coast and study political science and/or something in chemistry.

Special Events Coordinator
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Kayla Nguyen

Senior, East High School

Hobbies/Interests
I love to explore new foods and restaurants, hang with friends and family, and play sports. I also like watching sunsets and playing with dogs.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The sunsets

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Switzerland

My plans after high school are...

Going to college and graduating!

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Jonathan Tomas Balderas

Junior, Wichita East High

Hobbies/Interests
Orchestra, running, and politics.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
how diverse Wichita is becoming. It is beautiful to see various communities across Wichita grow and begin to flourish.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...

Mexico City. Mexico City is filled with the rich history and culture of my ancestors.

My plans after high school are...

to go to college, law school and become an immigration lawyer.

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Natalie Behzadpour

Senior, Wichita Collegiate School

Hobbies/Interests
Spending time with friends and family, anything musically related, and attending any school activity

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
how it’s small yet so developed and is extremely diverse 

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Bali, Indonesia

My plans after high school are...

going to a college that i’m in love with then hopefully attend medical school.

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Benjamin Brake

Senior, Wichita Collegiate School

Hobbies/Interests
Reading, Weightlifting,

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The ease of driving across town

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Florence, Italy

My plans after high school are...

Attend college

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L'Exus Dallas

Sophomore, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Softball, Basketball, Debate/Forensics, Orchestra, Knitting

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
how it gets overlooked because it is not necessarily a well-known city, but it has an abundance of amazing scenery and history that the rest of the world should be exposed to.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
St. Lucia because I have always wanted to visit since I was a kid.

My plans after high school are...

would be...
To go to college study chemistry and pursue a career in medicine as a Neurosurgeon.   
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Ammeriahya Gonzalez

Senior, Wichita High East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Debate and Forensics, international baccalaureate, Model UN,

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
our diversity and pride in where were from

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Florence, Italy

My plans after high school are...

Pursue higher education and get a degree in public health
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Olivia Haas

Senior, Kapaun Mt. Carmel

Hobbies/Interests
Volleyball, reading, hanging out with friends & family, learning about history & literature

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The growing sense of pride in our community & support of local businesses. 

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Italy

My plans after high school are...

To attend a college somewhere on the east coast, major in something I love, & meet new, interesting people!

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Daniel Hechenberger

Sophomore, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
Athletics, Debate, and Fishing.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The people's friendly disposition and their willingness to accept newcomers.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Germany because it is my family's place of origin.

My plans after high school are...

To see the world and try to leave it better than I found it.

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Meredith Herter

Senior, Maize High School

Hobbies/Interests
DIY projects, playing tennis, hanging out with friends and dogs, finding new music, and trying new food.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
All different eateries around the ICT.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
I would visit Oia, Santorini, Greece.

My plans after high school are...

  Going to college.

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Cameron Hoppas

Senior, Andover High School

Hobbies/Interests
swimming, reading, journalism, photography

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
the people and the general sense of home it never fails to give me.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Italy

My plans after high school are...

Attend college and major in chemistry and journalism, then go to med school and later open up a home for youth with mental illnesses.

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Jarod Hudson

Sophomore, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
I’m very involved in my school’s drama department. I also love movies (especially indie films and rom-coms) and gardening and cooking with my little sisters.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
the pride we can have in our culture. Wichita has such a rich history, from the Native Americans that originally lived her all the way to today and the flag movement.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
I would love to travel the entire world and see all of its natural beauty before the effects of climate change hit it too hard. If I had to choose one place, though, I can’t help but gravitate towards New England. Not only is the history amazing, but the landscapes and beaches also draw me in.

My plans after high school are...

To go to a college in a big city (New York, Chicago, etc.) and pursue a degree in art or social sciences. Regardless of the career path I choose, I want to continue helping the world around me in any way I can.

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Reeya Kamath

Sophomore, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Students Against Prejudice, Debate/Forensics, Feminism, Cultural Identity and Celebration

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The diversity! I love that anyone and everyone can find a place to fit in, no matter who they are.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Mexico! I enjoy learning Spanish and am interested to learn more about Latin American culture.

My plans after high school are...

Microbiology. While biology interests me most now, I would be open to exploring anything!

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Annabelle Merten

Sophomore, Southeast High School

Hobbies/Interests
I’m active in my school orchestra and youth symphony playing the viola. I’ve enjoyed running cross country for the last four years. I am a member of my church’s youth group. 

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
That a lot of my family lives here.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Paris, France

My plans after high school are...

Going to college for physical therapy.

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Andre Nguyen

Senior, East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Escape rooms, spending time with friends, and fashion.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
How over the past few years they have emerged into artistic city that supports local artists and displays art throughout the city.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Monte Carlo

My plans after high school are...

To further my education at UTD or KU and pursue a career in dentistry

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Thu Phung

Senior, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Painting, volunteering, working with kids, and all things of the arts.

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The local businesses that make Wichita a unique city.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Italy for their architecture.

My plans after high school are...

To study nursing in a warm state.

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Aenya Richards

Senior, Maize High School

Hobbies/Interests
When I’m not busy with school, work, or clubs, I love exploring Wichita and visiting local coffee shops. I also enjoy reading and doodling in my bullet journal!

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
I love visiting all of the local Wichita businesses. I also love that Wichita also has such a great sense of community and pride.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
If I could visit any place in the world it would be Amsterdam. It’s such a beautiful city and I would love to see all of the unique architecture.

My plans after high school are...

After high school I plan to pursue a masters degree in either architecture or architectural engineering.

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Finn Ross

Junior, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
Sports, Theater, and Science

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The people living here

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Japan

My plans after high school are...

College and Traveling

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Maddie Rowley

Senior, Wichita East High School

Hobbies/Interests
Debate, being outside, reading

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The community!

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Antarctica!

My plans after high school are...

Going to college and studying political science or international relations - staying involved in politics

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Aidan Walsh

Senior, Wichita Collegiate

Hobbies/Interests
Football, Powerlifting, Soccer, Track and Field, fishing, computer programming/cybersecurity. 

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
The relaxed environment- a huge contrast from my previous home: London.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
Japan

My plans after high school are...

I plan to pursue ROTC and computer science in college and hope to be utilize my computer science knowledge for the military.

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Malachi Watson

Senior, Andover

Hobbies/Interests
Musical Theatre, dance, yoga, journalism, and graphic design

My favorite thing about Wichita is...
Music Theatre Wichita

If I could visit any place in the world it would be...
London

My plans after high school are...

To earn a BFA in musical theatre & perform professionally

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