The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Youth Leadership New Braunfels Class of 2021 has been selected, with 18 students making the roster. The program will begin in September with a reception and orientation with their parents, followed by a day-long leadership and team building retreat.

The 2021 class marks the 24th group of high school sophomores and juniors to go through the program, which has graduated nearly 700 young leaders since its inception in 1997. The roster includes three students from Canyon High School, four students from St. John Paul II Catholic High School, one student from New Braunfels Christian Academy, and ten students from New Braunfels High School.

Youth Leadership New Braunfels 2021 Class Roster:

Chandler Banks – Canyon High School

Bella Barr – New Braunfels High School

Noah Barrera – New Braunfels High School

Elijah Brown – New Braunfels High School

Grant Dicke – New Braunfels High School

Lane Golla – St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Brodie Harris – New Braunfels High School

Emma Johnson – Canyon High School

Shannon Leavitt – St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Hayden McKay – Canyon High School

Kenneth McMullen – New Bruanfels High School

Madison Migura – St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Colin Sciantarelli – St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Lauren Studdard – New Braunfels High School

Mattie Taylor – New Braunfels High School

Connor Tharp – New Braunfels Christian Academy

Ella Vajdos – New Braunfels High School

William Waldrip – New Braunfels High School

The purpose of the Youth Leadership New Braunfels program is to train students in leadership techniques and community awareness so they become familiar with current issues, community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of their community’s future. The class will meet monthly beginning in October, for seven school-day sessions covering topics such as leadership skills, tourism, history, arts, government, the justice system, health care, business and economic development, and education.

The committee’s goal is to select a distinguished group of students who demonstrate leadership potential and are motivated, creative and interested in developing leadership skills and a sense of community.