"We need you. We need your youth. We need your strength. We need your idealism to help us make right that which is wrong. Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known."
- President Ronald Reagan, May 17, 1981, in a commencement address at the University of Notre Dame

As part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation formed a National Youth Leadership Committee. Each of these 98 young athletes, entertainers, and student leaders have been inspired in a personal way by President Reagan's vision of freedom and the example of his leadership. Committee members participated in the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration representing America's next generation of leaders.

Ronald Reagan believed in American exceptionalism. This group of Olympians, entertainers, sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan, and student leaders representing colleges and universities from across America are truly that: exceptional. Together they have earned 18 Olympic medals, 11 NCAA All-American selections, five NCAA Championships, two certified Platinum Records, and numerous other awards. Members include:

National Youth Leadership Committee Co-Chairs:
  • Conover, Brodi - Student, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
  • Dillon, Austin - NASCAR Driver
  • Jonas, Nick - Recording Artist
  • Ryan, Genevieve - Student, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Sparks, Jordin - Recording Artist
National Youth Leadership Committee:
  • Adrian, Nathan - Olympian, Swimming
  • Andretti, Marco - Race Car Driver
  • Austin, Terrence - Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins
  • Black, Katie - Student, Pepperdine University
  • Castine, Ellie - Student, Univerity of Virginia
  • Castine, Peter - Student, Miami University
  • Celski, J.R. - Olympian, Speed Skating
  • Clark, Andrew - Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Clauson, Bryon - Race Car Driver
  • Cole, Oliver - Sailor, USS RR
  • Davis, Meryl - Olympian, Ice Dancing
  • Delaplane, Blake - Student, Rice University
  • Drake, Caitlin - Student, Notre Dame High School
  • Dugger, Tim - Recording Artist, Curb Records
  • Fikah, Rima - Miss USA, 2010
  • Fisher, Kendall - Student, Pepperdine University
  • Flinn, Derek - Student, Azuza Pacific University
  • Fredette, Jimmer - Basketball, Brigham Young University
  • Friedmann, Evanne - 2011 Rose Queen, Tournament of Roses
  • Grande, Taylor - Student, Crescenta Valley High School
  • Gregory, Richie (Gerald) - Student, Eureka College
  • Harbison, Waid - Student, Cullman High School
  • Hoff, Katie - Olympian, Swimming
  • Howard, Logan - Student, Johns Hopkins University
  • Hurd, Hillary - Student, University of Virginia
  • Johnson, Nicole - Miss California, USA, 2010
  • Krumpholz, J.W. - Olympian, Water Polo
  • Levin, Chase - Student, Chapman University
  • Levin, Lauren - Student, George Mason University
  • Liukin, Nastia - Olympian, Gymnastics
  • Lucey, Kenia - Student, Harvard University
  • Mansfield, Colin - Cadet, United States Military Academy
  • Martell, Roberto - Student, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Mayo, Heath - Student, Brown University
  • McElroy, Greg - Quarterback, New York Jets
  • McKilliop, Matthew - American Enterprise Institute
  • McSweeney, Christine - Student, USC Gould School of Law
  • Miller, Cody - Student, St. Thomas University
  • Momah, Gabby - Student, Stanford University
  • Nordlund, Robert - Student, United States Naval Academy
  • O'Hara, Kelley - Women's Professional Soccer
  • Perez De Tangle, Anna Maria - Recording Artist
  • Powell, Jackson - Student, University of Virginia
  • Pruitt, Jordan - Recording Artist
  • Quinn, Alexander - Student, Harvard University
  • Reutter, Katherine - Olympian, Speed Skating
  • Rigby, Colleen - Student, University of Virginia
  • Rivero, Haley - Student, University of Mississippi
  • Rodewald, Laurel - Student, Pepperdine University
  • Ross, Skyler - Student, Westhill High School
  • Rowen, Katelyn - Student, Eureka College
  • Sacramone, Alicia - Olympian, Gymnastics
  • Schartz, Joe - Student, West Central High School
  • Schumacher, David - Student, Rice University
  • Scudder, James - Student, Oklahoma State University
  • Shamoun, Gabriel - Student, University of California at Riverside
  • Sheckler, Ryan - Skateboarder
  • Singh, Christopher - Student, University of Illinois
  • Soileau, Sharon - Sailor, USS RR
  • Starr, Graham - Student, Tufts University
  • Teter, Hannah - Olympian, Snowboarder
  • Thomson, Kathryn - Student, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
  • Welden, Anne-Allen - Student, University of Alabama
  • White, Charlie - Olympian, Ice Dancing
  • Will, David - Student, Princeton University
  • Wilson, Bryon - Olympian, Moguls
  • Wilson, Ross - Baseball Player, Chicago White Sox
  • Zins, Zach - Student, The Ohio State University
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