Meet the SAS Student Leaders

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Chloe, 15

My name is Chloe, and I am from Cheshire, CT. I have a strong passion for serving those around me through numerous forms of community service, including making handmade cards of positivity for senior citizens and actively deployed soldiers of the U.S. military. I aim to assist the marginalized in society and those who face difficult circumstances in life. The people of our world have voices to share, and I strive to be an advocate in making all voices heard.

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Cyntia, 17

Hello, I’m Cyntia. I’m an activist in my community; I’m audacious in my speech; and I’m always willing to lend a helping hand to others. I specialize in educational inequality and spend my time spreading awareness on sexual abuse and its implications on society. I am a Prep Scholar, Hamilton Scholar, and a Pioneer Scholar.

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Da’Taeveyon, 15

Assalaikum, my name is Da’Taeveyon. I like playing my viola, knitting, and spending time with my friends. I also like reading books without the constant fear of them being deemed inappropriate and taken away by those who are more worried about regulating people’s right to express themselves rather than the real problem(s) of this “country.”

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Ian, 18

My name is Ian and I’m a lifelong resident of Clarks Green, PA. It’s basically Scranton. I’m a senior and I love microbiology, scary stories, and my Shih Tzu.

Katie, 16

Hello, my name is Katie and I am a rising junior from St. Louis, MO! My passions lie in advocacy and journalism, which often go hand in hand. In my free time, I also enjoy reading a good book and running recreationally. I am beyond excited to be a part of the NCAC’s SAS program, more specifically, I am looking forward to developing skills to help make my voice heard and encourage others to advocate for what is important to them. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish this year!

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Max, 15
New Jersey

My name is Max and I am a soon-to-be junior. I’m very involved in local activism, including marches, protests, and speaking at Board of Education meetings. In school, I am the Vice President of our GSA club. I also do fencing and philosophy club. Outside of school I am involved in community theater and babysitting. I’m super excited to be involved in the fight against censorship in schools!

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Oliver, 16
New York

Hi, I’m Oliver! I am 16 years old, and a rising junior in Dobbs Ferry, NY. My biggest hobby is all things politics, and I also love theater, music, and reading. Participating in this project is really exciting for me! I hope to focus on student press and expression rights throughout America, as well as fighting against censorship and overbearing prior review.

Read Oliver’s opinion piece in The Hudson Independent

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Owen, 15

Hello! My name is Owen. I have worked around my school fighting for the voices and rights of students in my district, as well as leading clubs and activities supporting these ideas. I’m thrilled to be on NCAC’s SAS team!

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Riley, 15

I run cross country, and track and field, as well as participate in my school’s speech team. I am very excited to help teens find their voice. I hope the principles of free expression that will be practiced by students are able to transcend into the surrounding community.

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Sam, 15


My name is Sam, and I am a senior in Austin, Texas. I believe that intellectual freedom is crucial for our democracy. I want to start a club against censorship at my school to encourage students to speak up for what they believe in. I hope to pursue a career in law after I graduate.

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Sylvia, 15

Hi, I am Sylvia. I will be a sophomore during the 2022-2023 school year. I am excited for the next year, to make change with the help of my peers. As well as reaching out to organizations in our community, organizing protests, and standing up for what is right. And to be on the NCAC’s SAS team!

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