Congratulations to Cardinal High School junior Shelby M. who recently received the Outstanding Youth Leader Award at the Youth Leadership Summit held at Auburn Career Center in September.
Shelby’s award comes in recognition of her work as one of 18 youth volunteers at Camp Burton middle school camp this past summer. “I was very surprised to receive this award, but very excited at the same time,” says Shelby. “Camp Burton was the highlight of my year, I loved it so much! The fact they recognized me as a top leader made me feel really good!”
Camp Burton staff and volunteer counselors selected Shelby for the award and say she was chosen because of her outstanding leadership and listening skills, engaging all students in the activities, encouraging all the students and their efforts throughout camp, and by demonstrating respect and honesty. She received a certificate and a $100 gift card.
Shelby also applied for and has been chosen to be on the first Youth Advisory Council for Geauga County, where she will provide insight on issues that directly affect local students. “The youth on this council not only raise awareness about making your district and community a healthy, drug free community,” says Karen Lackey of the Geauga County ESC, “but they also determine the direction of prevention programs, leadership training and county-wide activities for all six districts.” Shelby says she and the other members of the council will be responsible for planning multiple projects including mentoring programs and trash pick-up days.
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