Duncanville High School’s Youth and Government (YAG) had a great run at State competition last week.
DHS had a unique position this year, holding several key positions. Senior Sharif Long finished his term as Governor and Jariah Cole carried out her elected office as Speaker of the House along with her clerk Kalaya Sibley. Isaac Euceda performed his role as Speaker of the Hyde House for freshmen and sophomores with his clerk Jaylen Lee.
For the first time in the Duncanville YAG history, a team comprised of Sebastiane Caballes and Kennedy Onic won Top Appellate Team, allowing them to advance to Nationals.
Two students won elected officer positions for next year. Gloria Ogunlade is State Print Editor-In-Chief and JaDarius Jones is State Attorney General.
The DHS team was selected as a Premiere Delegation which is awarded to the top schools based on students’ character, turning in paperwork and fees on time and having everyone in the club perform well in their respective sections of the competition.
Individual awards went to the following students:
Sebastiane Caballes (Club Leader)
JaDarius Jones (Top County Court Judge)
Gloria Ogunlade (Premiere Delegate)
Naomi Sanchez (Premiere Delegate)
Kamryn Crowder (Premiere Delegate)
Jose Moreno (Premiere Delegate)
Michael Pugh (Premiere Delegate)
Alfredo Acuna (Top Statesman)
Amaris Joubert (Premiere Delegate)
Ronnie Burns (Premiere Delegate)
Julia Bowers (Premiere Delegate)
Benjamin Arellano (Premiere Delegate)
Jose Moreno (Top Bill)
Naomi Sanchez (Top SAF Proposal)