Youth Council Executive Board

2019-2020 State Youth Council Executive Board

We're proud to introduce the 2019-2020 State Youth Council (SYC) Executive Board. These students, chosen by their peers, are excited about the new year and the great things the youth of the state will be doing. 


Henry Cruz Reyes

Henry Cruz Reyes is a rising at City of Medicine Academy and a member of the Durham Youth Commission. 

State Youth Council means a chance to create a difference and established the voice of youth in prevalent issues in our state. 

Henry serves a Chair of State Youth Council.

Deborah "Ded" Effon

Deborah "Dede" Effon is a senior at Massey Hill Classical High School and a member of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Youth Council.  

State Youth Council means an environment that you get to grow as a successful leader in a group of like-minded peers. 

Deborah serves as Vice-Chair of State Youth Council. 

Amaya Williams

Amaya Williams is a sophomore at Raleigh Charter High School and a member of the Cary Teen Council. 

State Youth Council means helping the community and helping others in their respective communities. 

Amaya serves as Secretary of State Youth Council.

Alexis Diana

Alexis Diana is a junior at Cumberland Polytechnic High School and a member of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Youth Council.

State Youth Council means a way for different communities to come together and discuss the different problems in their county. SYC also gives the youth a chance to solve their counties problems. 

Alexis serves as Sergeant at Arms.