NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Four New Brunswick High School students – Alyssa Sanchez Lora, Yue Lian, Jennifer Miguel Torres, and Olga Miranda – were selected from a broad pool of applicants to serve on Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.’s 2018 Youth Advisory Council.

This opportunity will enable the students to participate in quarterly meetings, offer input about legislative challenges and youth-related issues, and help increase awareness of the Youth Advisory Council. 

Lian and Sanchez Lora are in grade 11; Miranda and Miguel Torres are in grade 12.

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Developed to help motivate high school students to get involved in their community, the council also provides an avenue for learning about the governmental processes. Council members benefit from Pallone’s commitment to preparing the young leaders of tomorrow.

“I created the Youth Advisory Council to give community-minded and civically engaged students an opportunity to share experiences and discuss with me and my staff the issues that are important to them,” Pallone said. “I am a firm believer that young Americans should have an active role in shaping our nation’s future.”

Miranda, Lian, Miguel Torres, Sanchez Lora each were selected based on successful completion of application forms and media releases, as well as submission of two letters of recommendation. All high school students residing in New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District were eligible to apply during the open application period that concluded on November 3, 2017. The four, newly appointed New Brunswick High School students will serve on the council through August 2018. 

Created by Pallone, the Youth Advisory Council is an opportunity open to high school students in New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District, which includes New Brunswick. After successful completion of application requirements, a number of students are appointed to engage in an eight-month term, during which they will work with the congressman to discuss issues within the community and learn about the role of Congress.

Additional information on the Youth Advisory Council is available by emailing, or by calling 732-249-8892.