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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5th District Student Named to City Youth Commission

Patrick Henry Student Appointed to Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children 

I am pleased to announce that  Eighth grade Patrick Henry middle school class president, Emma Parsons, has been appointed to represent the Fifth Council District on the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children. Parsons is also active on her school’s volleyball and track teams, and is a council member on the Patrick Henry sign language choir. 

"I am excited about serving on the commission because Long Beach has been my home since I was three years old."  Parsons explained, “I love living here and am excited about being involved with a group that makes Long Beach a great place to live and grow up.”

Her family had moved to Lima, Peru from 2008-11. When her family returned to the United States, she entered the 6th grade at Patrick Henry, able to speak Spanish fluently. Always conscious of giving back to her community, Parsons contributes wherever she can, including volunteering to mentor elementary school students in a morning running club.

Emma Parsons is an outstanding young woman and I believe she will be a terrific Youth and Children commissioner representing the best of our community and the City of Long Beach.

For more information about the Fifth District, contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932 or


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