“People need to get more?involved?and it starts in their youth … We can make a difference. There are numerous programs and clubs offered for students to get involved with such as Louisiana Youth Seminar and the Louisiana Association of Student Councils. The?experiences?you will have are life-changing. I strongly encourage any teenagers reading this to go out and get involved with something you are passionate about. One day I will run for?governor?of Louisiana and this decision would not have happened had I not gotten involved with these programs.”

Age: 17

School: Catholic High School

Parents: Kurt and Kema Bueche

FAVORITES:

Book: “The Last Lecture”?

Music: Jack Johnson and Zac Brown Band

Movie: “Italian Job”

TV show: “White Collar”

Role model: “Outside of my family, it would be Mr. Roland Toups.” (longtime Louisiana Board of Regents member)

Hangout: A friend’s camp on False River.

Extra: Bueche recently was named most outstanding delegate at the 2011 Louisiana Youth Seminar summer leadership camp. He is Student Council parliamentarian, Youth and Government president and a member of Key Club, Student Ministry and Spanish Club. He is the winner of the Monice Oliphant Award and attended the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs. He participates in cross country and track.