Teen Board

The Teen Board is a group of high school students from across the state dedicated to learning about Oklahoma's history and heritage while supporting the Oklahoma Hall of Fame's education programs.

The Teen Board offers students the opportunity to meet and learn from Oklahomans who are changing the world, while at the same time learn valuable real-world skills that help them develop deeper connections to one another and their communities. The Teen Board is responsible for planning and implementing an annual fundraiser benefiting the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum's Free Field Trip Program.

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The 2022 Teen Board Executive Committee:

Nicholas Castilla - Chair

Aminata Kamara - Alumni Relations Chair

Maddie Smith - Communications Chair

Olivia Tedesco - Development Chair

Julia Woolery - Education Chair

Zane-Micah Chiariello - Student Engagement Chair

Jules Reed - Secretary

Thank you to the 2022 Teen Board Presenting Sponsor!

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Teen Board Member Requirements

  • Be an Oklahoma high school student for the 2022-23 school year;
  • Submit one recommendation letter from an adult (not a parent or relative) that knows the applicant well;
  • Serve a 6-month term beginning in August 2022 and ending in January 2023;
  • Be an active board member through attendance and participation in all board meetings, events, fundraising, and other volunteer or outreach opportunities;
  • Commit to monthly meetings on the following dates: Monday, August 29; Monday, September 13; Monday, October 10; Monday, November 14; Monday, December 12; January 2023 date TBD. Please evaluate these dates prior to applying for this commitment.

Benefits of Teen Board Membership

  • Opportunity for professional development to prepare students for life after high school;
  • Verification of volunteer hours available, as well as letters of recommendation to colleges or potential employers;
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with peers from across the state in addition to Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Second Century Board, Board of Directors, and other community leaders;
  • Special opportunity to meet, interact, and serve as ceremony escorts with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

For questions about the Teen Board, contact Emily Banfield at 405.523.3236.