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Teen Ambassadors

WHAT SAY WHAT! TEEN AMBASSADORS DO:

• Represent your peers at the local, state and national levels.

• Meet and work with like-minded youth from across the state.

• Travel the state to participate in tobacco prevention events.

 

Announcing the 2017-18 Teen Ambassadors soon!!!

Become one of the top leaders in tobacco prevention in Texas!

  • Applications to become a 2018-19 Teen Ambassador
    available Jan 2018

Ashton Baker

Age: 17

City: Ingleside, TX

School: Ingleside HS

Grade: Senior

: @ashtonbaker10

 

Hobbies: community service

 

Interesting Fact: I love being involved in my school and community. School spirit is my favorite thing

 

Audra Kennedy

Age: 16

City: Wichita Falls, TX

School: Iowa Park HS

Grade: Junior

 

Hobbies: drumming, Netflix, guitar, ukulele, and any other musical instruments

 

Interesting Fact: I love the snack that smiles back, Goldfish

Bernardo Morales

Age: 14

City: Mission, TX

School: Idea McAllen

Grade: Freshman

: @bearimposible

: @bernie.morales

 

Hobbies: soccer, camping

 

Interesting Fact: I have a schnauzer and a Chihuahua, and they are both lovely.

Carlos Vela

Age: 17

City: Ingleside, TX

School: Ingleside HS

Grade: Senior

: @CarlosVela2017

: @carlosvela15

 

Hobbies: working out, studying, making a difference

 

Interesting Fact: when I drink something cold really fast, I don’t get brain-freezes, I get eyeball-freezes instead

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Drake Sotelo

Age: 16

City: Odessa, TX

School: Permian HS

Grade: Junior

 

Hobbies: theater, writing, poetry

 

Interesting Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s cube with my mind.

 

Gilberto Peñuñuri

Age: 15

City: El Paso, TX

School: Cathedral HS

Grade: Sophomore

: @gilapen

 

Hobbies: running, Netflix, singing, dancing

 

Interesting Fact: I am the clumsiest person you will ever meet.

Jake Coulter

Age: 18

City: Ingleside, TX

School: Ingleside HS

Grade: Senior

: @coulterjake21

: @jakethegoofball

 

Hobbies: hunting, fishing, and alligator wrestling

 

Interesting Fact: I can put my foot over my head.

Jasmine Bryson

Age: 15

City: Lone Star, TX

School: Jefferson HS

Grade: Sophomore

: @omgg.its.jasmine

 

Hobbies: watching Netflix, cheering, basketball, shopping, and laughing with my friends!

 

Interesting Fact: I love eating ice cream & I’m an only child

Jenna Prachyl

Age: 15

City: Ennis, TX

School: Ennis HS

Grade: Freshman

 

Hobbies: volleyball, Netflix

 

Interesting Fact: My cat has his own room!

Jordan Booker

Age: 17

City: Humble, TX

School: Humble HS

Grade: Junior

: @djjordanbook

: @_joordaaaan

 

Hobbies: reading, playing football, running track, finding new shoes, DJing, meeting new people, working out, watching Netflix, eating

 

Interesting Fact: I flew across the moon on September 17th, which is my mother's and my birthday.

Karla Rodriguez

Age: 17

City: Kilgore, TX

School: Kilgore HS

Grade: Senior

: @that1rodriguez

: @ese.rodriguez17

 

Hobbies: art, robotics, rocketry, reading, photography, Netflix

 

Interesting Fact: Giraffes are my kryptonite…

Kassidi Marinez

Age: 14

City: Corpus Christi, TX

School: Ray HS

Grade: Freshman

 

Hobbies: writing, listening to music

 

Interesting Fact: I can pick up things with my toes.

Kiara Upshur

Age: 14

City: El Paso, TX

School: Clint Early College Academy

Grade: Sophomore

: @kiarasma

: @babyy.kiaraa

 

Hobbies: cheerleading, dancing, sleeping, Netflix, social media, hanging out with friends, photography

 

Interesting Fact: I love talking with a passion about everything and anything. I could talk for hours.

Mihael Ruja

Age: 17

City: El Paso, TX

School: Tec de Monterrey Prep School

Grade: Senior

: @true_ruja

: @true_ruja

 

Hobbies: singing, music, art, reading, fashion, design, Netflix, anime, chess.

 

Interesting Fact: My favorite candies are gummy bears, and no one will ever guess my middle name

Rozalinn Runnels

Age: 14

City: Zavalla, TX

School: Zavalla HS

Grade: Freshman

 

Hobbies: drawing, food, photography, 4-H, FFA

 

Interesting Fact: I just got my first show steer

 

Taylor Deike

Age: 17

City: Tyler, TX

School: Chapel Hill HS

Grade: Senior

: @tdeike00

: @tdeike

 

Hobbies: Softball, volleyball, hunting, fishing, traveling

 

Interesting Fact: loves processing activities and having deep convos

Zay Allen

Age: 15

City: Tyler, TX

School: John Tyler HS

Grade: Sophomore

: @ZaddyZay014

: @zaytovennnn

 

Hobbies: football and Netflix

 

Interesting Fact: I’m an only child

Alexus Galindo
TA College Consultant

Age: 18

City: Odessa, TX

School: UT-Permian Basin

Classification: Freshman

: @alexusdenayy

: @alexusdenayy

 

Hobbies: social media, selfies, school spirit

 

Interesting Fact: part of the first ever Flock (spirit squad) for UTPB

Kimmy Davis
TA College Consultant

Age: 19

City: Longview, TX

School: University of North Texas

Classification: Sophomore

: @kimmmyjoy

: @kimmmmyjoy

 

Hobbies: reading, knitting, binging Netflix

 

Interesting Fact: I can knit with my eyes closed.

 

Nathaniel Fomby
TA College Consultant

Age: 19

City: DeSoto, TX

School: Concordia University - Austin

Classification: Sophomore

: @fombynathaniel

 

Hobbies: theater, music, eating, empowering youth

 

Interesting Fact: I actually really like math!

 

Say What! EST. 2011

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

415 North Guadalupe - #164

San Marcos, TX 78666

Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.