We asked our new officers for the 2019-2020 program year what they thought of the U.S. Constitution. Over the next couple of weeks, we will share those answers with you, as well as some other fun information about our officers! Below you can read about Attorney General London Jones ’21 and Broadcast Producer Amy Ekechukwu ’20. And don’t forget to go here to donate to our fundraiser!
Attorney General London Jones ’21
How long have you been participating in YG? 3 years.
What are you most excited about for the 2019-2020 year? I am most excited to lead the judicial section and change some things for the better. This upcoming year will be my junior year, and my first year in a leadership position and I hope to make the best of it!
What is your favorite YG memory? My favorite YG memory would have to be this past state conference. It was a very different experience to attend the conference as a candidate versus one of the trial court attorneys. I loved campaigning, meeting new people, and getting my name out there. It was hard work, but in the end it was worth it.
How has YG impacted you? YG has impacted me in so many different ways. It has opened me up to so many different people, encouraged me to think beyond myself, and take part in a competitive but loving environment alongside individuals with similar interests. I know getting involved with government policy at such a young age will help shape me into an adult who is very aware of the world we live in.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you? Given that I am African American, my ancestors were slaves. When the U.S. Constitution was made, nothing in it paid any regard to my people, women, or anyone who wasn’t a white male land-owner. Even with this troubled past, America took measures to improve itself. The U.S. Constitution means to me that America is continuing to hold itself up to a higher standard than ever before and living up to the name “Land of the Free.”
Broadcast Producer Amy Ekechukwu ’20
How long have you participated in YG? 2 years.
What are you most excited about for the 2019-2020 year? I am excited to work with the delegates and help them become better writers.
What is your favorite YG memory? Being able to experience the world of broadcasting.
How has YG impacted you? I love that YG has good core values to go along with the program’s name. I also love how it allows kids to express themselves in a creative manner.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you? The U.S. Constitution is important because it sets aside a list of laws for citizen’s safety (The Bill of Rights). Without these set of rules, we wouldn’t have a safe place to call home.