County Comment: Youth of the Month for February
Youth of the Month for February
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer
In the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on April 4, Angela Helfrick of the Washington County Community Partnership (WCCP) brought the award ceremony for Youth of the Month for February 2006 to the Board.
The WCCP Outreach Committee selected Lindsay Nicole Steiner as the High School student winner and Courtney Silvis as the Middle School winner.
Commissioner Dori Nipps presented a Certificate of Merit and a $100 Savings Bond to Courtney, daughter of Dennis and Mary Nalley, an eighth grade student at Boonsboro Middle School who has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and served as treasurer of the Student Council. Courtney has been captain of the basketball and volleyball teams at Boonsboro Middle, and has played softball on the Washington County Youth League. Courtney also participates in the families "game night" once a month and reads to her 7-year-old sister every night. Courtney has assisted with Boonsboro Days, helped with canned food drives and raising money for needy families in addition to collecting clothes for the needy through her church. Courtney is described as well spoken, a team player, responsible, respectful, calm under stress, and a good decision-maker.
Commissioner Jim Kercheval presented the Certificate of Merit to Lindsay, a senior at South Hagerstown High School. Daughter of Timothy Steiner and Pamela Steiner, Lindsay currently holds a 3.71 grade point average and has had perfect attendance from kindergarten to the present. A member of the Honor Club and National Honor Society, where she serves as Treasurer, Lindsay also participates in the Key Club, International Club, Diversity Achievement Council, Student Government, Homecoming Committee and Prom Committee. Lindsay has played volleyball for 4 years, and indoor track and track and field, where she has served as a captain. She attends church with her family and also participates in family "game night" on a monthly basis. In addition to school activities, she works as a hostess at a local restaurant, volunteers at the YMCA as a volleyball coach, in the summer and has volunteered at the JFK 50-mile run.