The South Haven Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a group of South Haven High School students, want to make a difference in the lives of area youth. We work hard fundraising to continue supporting many local projects and programs, to which we have granted money.
Introducing the 2017 YAC Members
My name is Avery Ansinn and I’m in the ninth grade. I participate in marching, pep, and concert band. When I grow up I want to be a movie director.
My name is Corrine Caponigro and I am a sophomore. My hobbies include band, reading, and listening to music. I plan on doing something related to psychology after high school.
My name is Crystal Caponigro and I am in 10th grade. My extracurricular activities include band and reading. When I graduate I plan to study neuroscience and would like to pursue a career as a neuroscientist.
My name is Holli Dannenberg and I am a freshmen at the high school. I am part of the cross country team and I play softball for the South Haven Waves. After high school I plan to go to college to become a physical therapist.
My name is Edward Delong. I am a senior at South Haven High School. I have been a member of YAC for two years. I am involved in many other clubs and organizations. I run track and cross country. I joined YAC because I wanted to influence the community and other schools in the South Haven District by funding events that will enhance the positivity surrounding our students.
My name is Sam Dubuisson and I am in the tenth grade at South Haven High School. I’m in many after school activities including: soccer, skiing, golf team, YAC, Boy Scouts and Drumline. After I graduate high school I plan to attend Sierra Nevada College for a ski resort management then Colorado University of Mines for civil engineering.
My name is Opal Eddy and I am in ninth grade. I played on the freshman volleyball team and the travel softball team out of South Haven. After high school I plan to go to college, however, I am not sure what I want to do.
My name is John Ellis and I am in the tenth grade. I play baseball, football, and am in the Musical. I plan to study Marketing after high school.
My name is Olivia Ellis, but I go by Gracie. I am currently a sophomore and I am part of the varsity volleyball and softball teams, and I manage the varsity girls basketball team. I am also on student council for the Class of 2019. This is my second year participating in the Youth Advisory Committee and I am the secretary. After I graduate high school I plan on attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College and studying athletic training, later transferring to Ferris State University.
My name is Jack Filbrandt and I am a senior at South Haven HIgh School. I am a member of the choir, tennis team, theater department, and school newspaper. I have been a member of YAC for three years. Next year I plan to attend Wayne State University to study journalism.
My name is Sophie Goodnough and I’m in tenth grade. I enjoy playing golf and being a part of band and robotics. After high school I plan on studying veterinary medicine.
My name is Claire Herrera and I am in eleventh grade. I enjoy playing soccer all year around through the school and a club team called Jaier. My hobbies are kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I also enjoy body building in my free time. After high school I plan to attend college, unsure of where I will go. I want to major in pre-med.
My name is Parker Jensen and I’m a sophomore. I play varsity soccer, am part of the robotics team, and I also play French horn in the band. After high school I plan on attending a four-year college to get a degree in mechanical engineering.
My name is Chloe Kinney. I am in 10th Grade and this is my first year on YAC. I am involved in many extracurricular activities such as President of the Class of 2019. I am on the JV softball team and a part of the theatrical community. I am also part of the marketing team for the high school robotics team. I plan to go to GVSU and get a background in Nursing and then complete my residency in Bronson Hospital, hoping to get a job in Michigan and help people in need.
My name is Frances Lyons. I am on the Equestrian Team, vice president of Student Council, and a member of National Honor Society. I also play varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, and varsity softball. I plan to do something with business, as in not own my own business but be the top employer at a big business.
My name is Olivia Patterson. I’m in the eleventh grade and I dance at Shoreline Dance Academy. After high school I plan to go to Grand Valley and get a major in Athletic Training.
My name is Justin Postma. I am currently a junior at South Haven and this is my first year participating on the Youth Advisory Committee. I am on the Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Swimming, and Varsity Track & Field teams. Other extracurricular activities I am involved in are Student Council, the National Honor Society, Youth Group at Hope Church, Ski Club, Boy Scouts, Orchestra and Quartet. I plan on attending a university where I will study Pre-Medicine and hopefully participate on their Swim or Track & Field teams. Then I plan on transferring into a Medical School to become a Physician.
My name is Olivia Price and I am a sophomore. I have been in YAC for two years. Outside of YAC, I am a part of Key Club, Student Council, and varsity swim and dive and track. After high school I plan on doing ROTC at a college with a good pre-med program, then continuing with medical school.