As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.
Central Region Area 7 Venturing Selects 2013-2014 Vice-PresidentsThe Central Region Area 7 Venturing Committee is proud to announce the selection of Brian Parro, Kaia Ball, and Elise Sawa as the Area’s 2013-2014 Venturing Vice-Presidents. Their terms will begin June 1, 2013.
In the role of Vice-President of Administration, we are proud to announce the selection of Brian Parro. Brian is from Rainbow Council and is a resident of Bolingbrook, IL. He is a senior at Bolingbrook High School and is a very prominent member of their music, band, choir, and theatre groups. He has received a multitude of awards including: Drum Major First Class, Merl Smith Most Outstanding Band Member, All-State Mathelete, and Student Director. Academically, he is an officer in the National Honor Society, and ranked number one in his class of 862 people. He plans to attend Northwestern University or Harvard University in the Fall of 2014, seeking a degree in Finance, Economics, and Law.
Brian is the founding President of Crew #75, chartered by the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage. He has earned rank of Eagle Scout, as well as Bronze and Gold Palms. He has also earned the Venturing Bronze Award.
In the role of Vice-President of Communication, we are proud to announce the selection of Kaia Ball. Kaia is from Three Fires Council and is a resident of Bolingbrook, IL. She attends the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. This is an advanced, residential college preparatory program that enrolls students from all over the state. Attending this school has been a goal of Kaia's since she was 8 years old! She is a member of the National Honor Society and consistently on the honor roll. She serves as Secretary for the School's LDS Early Morning Seminary and President for the LDS Young Women's Beehive organization.
Kaia is the President of Crew #562, chartered by the Goodrich School Organization. She also serves as the President of Three Fires Council's Venturing Officers' Association. She has earned the Venturing Bronze Award and is a recipient of the Council Level of the Venturing Leadership Award.
In the role of Vice-President of Program, we are proud to announce the selection of Elise Sawa. Elise is the very first Area officer from Chicago Area Council and is a resident of Palos Park, IL. She has graduated from Sandburg High School in Orland Park, IL, and will be attending Moraine Valley College in the Fall, seeking a degree in Fire Science. Upon completion, she would like to continue her education at Southern Illinois University, seeking another degree in Environmental Engineering. Her ultimate goal is to be a forest firefighter and environmental engineer. Outside of academics, Elise has earned multiple leadership awards as a member of her non-Scouting youth group, track team, and student government.
Elise is a past President of Crew #2699, chartered by Palos Park Presbyterian Church. She has also served as the President of Crew #418. Elise has also completed the High Adventure Triple Crown Award, by attending Philmont, Florida Seabase, and Northern Tier.
Please join us in honoring and congratulating Brian, Kaia, and Elise on this fine achievement!