Austin High School junior Walker Shores was chosen to serve on Congressman Pete Olson’s 2012-2013 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Members of the CYAC will meet with community, business, government and military leaders to discuss current issues and offer their input on major bills in Congress.
Shores is a Platoon Commander and Academic Team Commander for Austin High School’s Navy JROTC unit. He has received numerous awards at Armed Drill and Color Guard competitions. He has been a member of his school’s Debate Team for the past two years and currently serves as secretary.
He is also working on obtaining his brown belt in karate. He has completed extensive community service hours, and currently participates in volunteer service projects through Parkway United Methodist Church, where he is also employed part-time.
After graduating high school, he plans to become a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University and then pursue a career as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Marines.