Thompson junior to represent FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Thompson High School junior, Nyl Nnamdi “N2” Aziaya, has been selected by the National Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council to represent Region 4 as its new Youth Preparedness Council member representing the state of Alabama.

As a member, Aziaya will work with other teens from Region 4 and the national council on ways to bring more awareness of emergency preparedness to youth and communities at-large.

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council identifies students who are making a difference in their communities regarding emergency preparedness and awareness.  Aziaya has been touring since last year in Florida, Georgia and Alabama with his “Get Backpack Ready with Nyl” campaign, demonstrating the importance of having essential items in a ready bag (backpack) in case of an emergency. He is excited about initiating other programs geared towards teen and emergency preparedness. He will be working closely with local emergency managers and the Alabama Federal Emergency Management Agency (AEMA).

Aziaya is member of Thompson High School Engineering Academy, varsity and JV football teams, Top Teens of America, FEMA Region 4 Youth Preparedness Council, American Red Cross, National Society of Black Engineers Jr. and the Guide Right Fraternity Mentoring Program to name a few. He is the son of Ifeanyi Aziaya and Joi Witt- Aziaya.