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 2018 YAC Members
My name is Avery Ansinn, and I am a sophomore. This is my second year in YAC and first year as Publicity Chairperson. I am apart of the South Haven Band. After high school I would like to go to school to be a film director.
My name is Corrine Caponigro and I’m a junior. I’m apart of Key Club, YAC, Student Council, Be Nice, Science Olympiad, YES, Battering Ram, NHS and am one of the drum majors for the Purple Pride Marching Band. After high I plan to attend college to study psychology.
Hi, my name is Crystal Caponigro and I am a junior at South Haven High School. I am in Orchestra, Marching Band, Key Club, Student Council, National Honors Society, Science Olympiad and Battering Ram. After high school I plan to study Neuroscience at the University of Michigan.
Hi, my name is Holli Dannenberg and I am a sophomore. I am part of the cross country team and I play softball. I am also the vice president for student council for the class of 2020. After high school I plan to go to college, however, I am not sure what I want to pursue a career in.
Hello, my name is Sam Dubuisson. I am a Junior at South Haven High School. I have been in YAC for the last 3 years now. I am a member of the soccer team, captain of the ski team, golf team and am a member of National Honors Society. After high school I plan to attend a flight school and become a pilot.
Hi, I’m Opal Eddy. I am in 10th grade. I played on the JV volleyball team, the JV softball 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.
Hi my name is john and I am in eleventh grade. I play football and plan to become an electrician after high school.
Hello, my name is Olivia Ellis also known as Gracie. I am a Junior at South Haven. I have been apart of YAC for 3 years now and I am currently the Vice President. I am a part of the drama department, Varsity Volleyball, basketball and softball team, National Honors Society and Student Government.
Hi, my name is Sophie Goodnough! I am a junior at South Haven High School. I enjoy skiing, band, full orchestra, and robotics. After high school I plan to study marine biology at the University of Maine or Michigan Technological University.
My name is Claire Herrera. I am a Senior at South Haven High School. I am in Student Government and National Honors Society. I am also in Varsity Soccer and theater. After high school I plan to attend college at MSU or FGCU.
Hi, I’m Parker. I am a junior at the South Haven High School this year. I am part of the varsity soccer team, band, and I am on the robotics team. In my spare time I like skiing, spending time with my pets and making things. After high school I plan on studying mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech University.
My name is Chloe Kinney. I am in 11th grade and this is my second 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 bachelors in Nursing and then complete my residency in Bronson Hospital, hoping to get a job in Michigan and help people in need.
Hi, my name is Frances Lyons and I am a Senior. I participate in Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Softball and am on the Equestrian Team. I am a member of National Honors Society, Vice President of Student Council, and President of Yac. After high school I plan on attending Western Michigan University to study Nursing.
My name is Olivia Patterson I am currently a Senior at South Haven High School. I dance at Shoreline Dance Academy in various styles, and have been teaching for 3 years now. After high school I plan to go to school for Exercise Science and then get a Masters in Athletic Training. To hopefully become an Athletic Trainer.
My name is Justin Postma. I am currently a Senior at South Haven and this is my second year on the Youth Advisory Committee. I am on the Varsity Cross Country, Swimming and Track & Field teams. Some other extracurricular activities I am involved in are Project Pathway, Student Council, National Honors Society, Be Nice, Orchestra and Quartet. I plan on attending either U of M or Purdue where I will major in Biochemistry and from there I plan on going to Medical School to become a Physician.
My name is Olivia Price. I am a Junior and am the secretary for YAC. I also am the president of Key Club, a member of National Honors Society, do swim and dive, and run track. I plan on going into a chemistry-based major, possibly chemical engineering. This is my third year in YAC.