Owls Earn YIG Honors

Forty-five Owls participated in the 2023 YMCA Youth in Government Tristar Conference in Nashville March 20-April 2, leaving with a multitude of awards and leadership roles.
Senior Parth Mishra was elected as governor in 2022, so he led the conference of 700 students from across the state as they proposed and debated legislative solutions to the problems facing Tennessee. In addition to his governorship, Mishra received the Rodgers Servant Leadership Award and was selected to attend the Youth Conference on National Affairs in July, the highest honor at the conference.

Junior Qasim Akbar, sophomore Wills Frazer, and freshmen Aadil Omer and Carter Wildrick were named Outstanding Delegates at the conference while teams of seniors Aaron Barawid and Charlie West, juniors Parker Blackwell and Tyler Dang, and freshmen Ashwin Subramaniam and Omer all received Outstanding Bill Awards.  

History Instructor Davis Smith and College Counseling Directors Jenny Byers and Zach Hansen advised the Government Club during the conference. 

Officers serving this year: 
  • Senior Parth Mishra – Governor of Tennessee
  • Senior Aryaan Ahmed – Chief Engrossing Clerk
  • Senior Kyan Ramsay – Speaker Pro Temp of the Red House
  • Junior Lee Couloubaritsis – Speaker Pro Temp of the Blue House
  • Senior Jack Zaptin – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Officers elected to serve in 2024: 
  • Junior Lee Couloubaritsis– Speaker Pro Temp of the White House
  • Senior Paxton Silver – Speaker Pro Temp of the Blue House
See photos from the conference HERE.