Youth Advisory Board 2012-2013

The National Youth Advisory Board (YAB) consists of high school SAVE members from across the country. Serving on the National SAVE Youth Advisory Board takes many hours of service during the school year. On average, most members contribute over 300 hours of time with work for the YAB, work with their chapter, and individual projects or presentations. Serving as a member of this prestigious and select group requires commitment, dedication and sacrifice of time and often other organizational events.

Meet the 2012-2013 National
Youth Advisory Board! 

Michelle Collie, HistorianMichelle Collie, Historian
School: South Granville High School, NC
Grade: Freshman

Michelle Collie has been a part of SAVE for almost a year. She is a freshman in high school at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC. Michelle is actively involved in SAVE at school. Michelle also volunteers with RUFF (Rescue UR Forever Friend) and Paw Prints Animal Rescue. Michelle states that “Through SAVE, I have learned to stand up to bullies and to befriend the victims because no one should go through this alone”. Michelle was elected to serve as Historian.

PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Collie, Freshman at South Granville High School, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012

Brady Ledbetter, Outreach CoordinatorBrady Ledbetter
School: Ira High School, TX
Advisor: Katrina Reynolds
Grade: Junior

Brady Ledbetter is a junior at Ira High school, in Ira, TX. He has been a member of SAVE for three years. Along with being a member in his local SAVE group Brady was also on the National Youth Advisory Board for 2011-2012. Brady is involved with his youth in church, is in the National Honor Society and likes to participate in community service projects. Ledbetter hopes that “In the upcoming school year, our SAVE chapter will start additional chapters in our area”. Brady will be the Outreach Coordinator for the board.

PRESS RELEASE: Brady Ledbetter,  Junior at Ira High School, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012

Jaclyn Morton, PresidentJaclyn Morton, President
School: Highland School of Technology, NC
Advisor: Ami Parker
Grade: Senior

Jaclyn Paige Morton is a senior at Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, NC. This is the 4th year that she has been involved with her local SAVE chapter and her 2nd with the National Youth Advisory Board. She will serve as President. Besides being actively involved in her SAVE chapter, Jaclyn is involved with her church and volunteers weekly at the local hospital and at Holy Angels, a group home for disabled people. “I am looking forward to accomplishing many things with the Youth Advisory Board”, states Jaclyn.

PRESS RELEASE: Jaclyn Morton, Senior at Highland School of Technology, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012

Justin Pearson, Vice-PresidentJustin Pearson, Vice President
School: Mitchell High School, TN
Advisor: Rev. Jason Pearson, Sr.
Grade: Senior

Justin Pearson is a senior at Mitchell High School in Memphis,TN. Last year, he was chosen to intern for the Honorable Congressman Steve Cohen of the 9th District. One of his most noteworthy accomplishments was his selection as one of ten Americans to participate in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship. Justin continues to strive to become a better individual and help others. “I want to become a better individual and to help others…” declares Justin. Justin will serve at Vice President.

PRESS RELEASE: Justin Pearson, Senior at Mitchell High School, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012

Anna Tsui, SecretaryAnna Tsui, Secretary
School: Chapel Hill High School, NC
Advisor: Jim Wise
Grade: Junior

Anna Tsui is a junior at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC. This is the third year that she has been involved with her local SAVE chapter, and her first with the National Youth Advisory Board. Anna also spends time tutoring other students and volunteering with kids in local elementary schools and activity groups. Anna believes “that SAVE has taught me a tremendous amount about myself and opened the door to many unique and amazing opportunities”. Anna will serve as Secretary.

PRESS RELEASE: Anna Tsui, Junior at Chapel Hill High School, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012

Lexi VanKoughnett, Public Relations OfficerAlexis VanKoughnett, Public Relations
School: Cuthbertson High School, NC
Advisor: Jim Wise
Grade: Junior

Lexi VanKoughnett is a junior at Cuthbertson High School where she acted in Lovers of Verona, Arabian Nights, and Beauty and the Beast. Lexi is an Honor student, is in Beta Club and will serve as the YAB’s Public Relations Officer. Her dream school is UNC – Wilmington to pursue a degree in Psychology. Lexi is adamant that “every school should have a zero tolerance for bullying. So many students suffer in silence as a result of bullying and SAVE can help bring awareness and an end to the cycle”.

PRESS RELEASE: Lexi VanKoughnett, Junior at Cuthbertson High School, Named to National Advisory Board – August 23, 2012


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