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Amherst Youth Town Council Application Form (35.78 kB)

2014 Amherst Youth Town Council Policy


Current Members:

Chelsey Borne

Chelsey Borne was one of the very first members to make application to become a member on
the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC).  Therefore, she has been a dedicated member since
its inception in October 2009.  She was initially the youngest member in the group, but
as her journey with the youth council progressed, she has as well.  She has become a
committed, reliable member that looks to assist new as well as younger members on the
youth council as a result of her experince.

Chelsey is currently a grade 11 French Immersion student at Amherst Regional High School.  
Besides volunteering with AYTC, she enjoys horseback riding, hockey, skiiing, softball,
soccer, exploring her culinary interests and of course socializing with her friends!

Chelsey became involved with AYTC as she felt there could be more programs and events
for people her age.  Chelsey wants to engage local youth and allow them to build
attachments to their community. This will ultimately enrich the experience for youth
growing up in our community, thus allowing adolescence to become less of a challenging
time.


Madelynn Carter

Madelyn was appointed to the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) in November 2012. Madelyn
is a grade 9 student at Amherst Regional High School and this is her second year as a
member of the AYTC. She is a current member of the Student Council at ARHS. Some of
Madelyn’s interests include: acting, playing music (piano and guitar).  

Madelyn enjoys volunteering at JG Jewellers and with the Tantramar Theatre.  She is also
involved with volunteering for Cops for Kids and the Food bank. Madelyn  applied to AYTC
because he loves helping out, planning and organizing events and really wanted to help make
a difference with youth involvement in Amherst.


Forrest Dawe

Forrest was formally appointed to the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) in November 2012,
but was volunteering prior to his official appointment.Forrest is a grade 12 student at
Amherst Regional High School. Forrest is a member of the ARHS band and entertainment
committee.

Some of Forrest’s interests include: downhill skiing, playing drums and piano and
travelling. Forrest applied to AYTC so he could help relay the wants and needs of youth
to the Town Council and help make a difference.  In only a few short months as an AYTC
member, Forrest is on the path to accomplish this. After graduating from ARHS Forrest
plans on attending Flight School.


Noah Sangster

Noah Sangster is one out of two youth on the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) that are
students of EBC Junior High School.

Noah is in grade 8 and this is his second year as a youth council member.  He is also
involved with Amherst Scouts.


Connor Scott

Connor Scott was formally appointed to the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) in November
2012, but was volunteering prior to his official appointment.

Connor is a grade 10 student at Amherst Regional High School.  He has been a member of
the Student Council for ARHS.  Connor is a member of the ARHS band and jazz choir.

Some of Connor's interests include: running, skiing, cross-country running, track & field,
hanging out with friends and of course music!  Connor has been involved with 10K runs as
well as working as volunteer at these runs. He was also on the Ski Wentworth Racing Team
for 4 years.

Connor has acted in several plays and performed solos at hockey tournaments, church and
talent shows.

Connor applied to AYTC because he loves helping out, planning and organizing events and
really wanted to help make a difference with youth involvement in Amherst.  In the last
year as an AYTC member, Connor is on the path to accomplish this and has proven to be a
reliable and dedicated volunteer.


Brandon Steele

Brandon was formally appointed to the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) in November 2012,
but was volunteering prior to his official appointment.  Brandon serves as Vice Chair on
the AYTC. Brandon is a grade 11 student at Amherst Regional High School.  Brandon is
heavily involved in Air Cadets for this region.  Brandon is also a member of the ARHS
band. Some of Brandon’s interests include: refereeing hockey, playing music and hanging
out with his friends. 

Brandon volunteers at local food drive events and Relay for Life.Brandon applied to AYTC
because he simply wants to make a difference for the youth in the Town of Amherst.


Brandon Sutherland-Metz

Brandon is a 16 year old, grade 10 French Immersion student at ARHS. Brandon has been a
member of AYTC since December 2011, and is the current chairperson for AYTC. In addition
to AYTC, Brandon has been involved with the 154 Amherst Anson Air Cadet Squadron since age
12. Being raised in a community minded family, along with his experiences with the 154 and
cadet movement have made him a more involved with youth in the community.

Brandon is involved in many volunteering and fundraising endeavors for non profit
organizations, in the Town of Amherst. Currently, raising funds for cancer research is
close at heart. Not only is Brandon committed to raising funds for the Relay for Life, he
can be seen volunteering at food drives, and helping with setting up Autumn House
fundraisers.

Brandon also participates in many running events across Cumberland and Westmorland Counties,
which assist other community groups, such as, the Salvation Army and the Terry Fox
Foundation. An avid runner, Brandon is involved in Track and Field and set a goal to make
it to Provinicals during last Track Season. Heading into Provincials, Brandon was ranked 2nd,
in the Province for the 100m Junior Boys event. Brandon hopes to continue to be part of the
Track team at ARHS, this year.

Brandon's physical recreation extends to Karate, too. Over the Summer months, Brandon attends
a Cadet Summer Training Course, offered at CFB Greenwood. He has completed Basic Training,
Basic Survival and, most recent, the 6 week Survival Instructor's Course. At age 14, Brandon
earned his Survival Instructor's Certificate. This year he hopes to study Advanced Aviation
or Fitness and Sports Instructor course. Brandon's future plans involve earning his pilot's
license and next summer, hopes to earn his Glider license. The following summer, his Power
License.

Brandon is currently enrolled in the Duke of Edinburgh program, where he is working towards
achieving his Bronze level.


Ethan McAloney

Ethan is one out of two youth on the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) that are students of
EBC Junior High School.  

Ethan is in grade 8 and this is his first year as a youth council member.  Ethan enjoys
playing hockey and scootering on his spare time.  Ethan also volunteers at the YMCA teaching
swimming lessons and helping with his brother’s hockey team.


Allie Degenstein

Allie is one out of two youth on the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) that are students of
EBC Junior High School.  

Allie is in grade 7 and this is his first year as a youth council member. Allie enjoys
singing and writing on her spare time.  Allie volunteers at the local food bank.

Allie is looking forward to bringing her unique ideas forward to Town Council and also
be a voice for other youth.


Jonathan Cheverie

Jonathan was recently appointed to the Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) in November 2013,
but was volunteering prior to his official appointment.  Jonathan is the first county resident
ever appointed to the AYTC. 

Jonathan is a grade 12 student at Amherst Regional High School.  Jonathan is an active
volunteer with Cops For Kids Program, serving for Carol O’Regan and performing music
throughout the community.

Some of Jonathan’s interests include: playing music, acting, writing and drawing.

Jonathan applied to AYTC because he wants to make a positive change in Amherst. Jonathan is
looking forward to bringing his great ideas forward to council. After graduating from ARHS
Jonathan plans on attending a Post-Secondary School.

 

Amherst Youth Town Council Policy

 

For more information on the Amherst Youth Town Council please contact Corey Crocker at 667-6503 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it