Several Servite students expanded their passion for political involvement and advocacy by attending JSA institutes, learning and leading with other JSA students from across the nation. They are excited to lead the Servite chapter and the So Cal State to great heights this year.
Patrick Aimone ('18)
JSA Southern California State Governor
Servite Chapter Vice President
As SoCal JSA Governor, senior Patrick Aimone returned to the birthplace of JSA to help plan and run the Montezuma Leadership Summit (July 27-29), a selective program for 50 rising leaders within JSA across the nation. In a speech to the assembled delegates and board members of the Montezuma Foundation, he spoke on the importance of servant leadership and personal character for young people involved in political activism, values that the Servite Priory Leadership Program cultivates in all Servite students.
Antonio Murillo ('18)
JSA Southern Empire Region Mayor
Servite Chapter Co-Presidet
Antonio Murillo attended the Gene A. Burd Institute on Los Angeles Media and Politics at UCLA (July 25-28). He was able to engage in the speeches and debates of many mentors and political figures in the Los Angeles area. At the Institute, Antonio led a presentation of the key values of JSA and the impact the organization has had on his life.
Dhillon Alamshaw ('18)
Servite Chapter President
Dhilon also attended the Gene A. Burd Institute on L.A. Media and Politics at UCLA (July 25-28). The event consisted of speakers from different panels discussing issues and concerns that affect everyday lives. Speakers ranged from writers to journalists to teenage photographers capturing images of impactful aspects of their lives. He gained perspectives on how communities are changing and how businesses are affecting the lives of various groups of people. He found it mind opening and intriguing to hear how people's lives were affected by changes most people never consider to be impactful, such as businesses opening in communities and affecting the dynamic and culture of a certain area. At the convention, he asked questions, engaged with others, and worked on a group project that both highlighting and issue and offering a solution. He learned the importance of seeing how new changes apply to the people that are being impacted, of finding reliable news systems, and of speaking up about issues that affect you or others. At the end of the program, he received certificates for completing the institute and for meeting the requirements of being a Campaign Advocate.