2017-2018 SYBAC Students Selected

Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council

Fifteen Iowa high school students have been selected to serve on the Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC). The council has been established by the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) specifically to engage students on a variety of broadband related topics. Throughout the school year, the students will meet with ICN Executive Leadership to discuss the importance of true high-speed broadband to the next generation. Last year’s students discussed a range of topics including broadband dead zones in schools, cybersecurity, coding, encrypting vs. non-encrypting data, and wireless communication technology.

The following students were selected to ICN’s SYBAC for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Alaina Allen, English Valleys Jr-Senior High School
  • Connor Baack, Southeast Polk High School
  • Lewis Callaway, Clear Lake High School
  • Kyle Cortez, Cedar Rapids High School 
  • Josiah DeValois, North Polk High School
  • Austin Grant, Boyer Valley High School
  • Beau Lapointe, Mason City High School
  • Meghna Mallapan, Des Moines Public High School
  • Olivia Moore, East Union High School
  • Cole Mundus, Earlham Community School District
  • Cole Schippers, ADM High School
  • Lucas Schwamman, Osage High School
  • Jonathyn Stiverson, Council Bluffs High School
  • Olivia Tidwell, Sioux City High School
  • Blake Van Der Kamp, Prairie City Monroe (PCM) High School