Conference Speaker Biography
Antonian High School
San Antonio, TX
Seventeen-year-old Nicole Salinas, a senior at Antonian College Preparatory, is the student director of City Year City Heroes, a student-led volunteer program affiliated with City Year AmeriCorps. A bright and energetic young teenager, she devotes most of her spare time to contributing to the betterment of the community around her. She is affiliated with many service- oriented organizations and sits on several youth advisory boards around the city of San Antonio, including the United Way Youth Council and the Family Services Youth Advisory Board
Ms. Salinas was recently selected to represent the U.S. at the Global Youth Leadership Conference this summer. She was also selected for the 1999 Congressional Youth Leadership Conference, the Global Youth Leadership Conference to be held this summer, and received the prestigious San Antonio "Express News" Jefferson Award for her contributions to her community through leadership and service. For National Youth Service Day, a nationwide effort led by Youth Service America, she recently organized a youth summit and graffiti clean up project for 500 youth in her community.
Ms. Salinas will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall where she hopes to major in communications.