County Comment/Youth Of The Month

by Norman Bassett
Washington County, Maryland Public Information Officer

In its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 21st, 2003, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners awarded Youth of the Month honors to Asya Brown of Clear Spring Middle School. The Washington County Community Partnership hosts the program, which honors area youth for academic, social and community leadership skills.

An eighth-grade student, Asya has been on the honor roll her entire school career, has been a member of the Clear Spring Destination Imagination team for three years and is currently taking part in the drama club at school.

Asya has only missed two days of middle school, has received stars awards for her performances in her classes and graduated from the D.A.R.E. program.

An active member in her church, she has performed in the Christmas plays for the past eight years. Asya has many interests and has been cited for many awards both at school and in the community. Asya has played soccer since she was five years old and also practices karate.

Clear Spring Counselor Earl Meagher notes, “Asya is a kind person to everyone she knows. As her counselor, it has been a pleasure to have Asya at Clear Spring Middle School. She is well liked by her teachers and classmates. She is also a very motivated student.” In presenting the award, Commissioners’ President Greg Snook said that Asya’s academic accomplishments, leadership and extra-curricular activities have shown her to be a superior role model for all youth in Washington County.