By STEVEN T. DENNIS
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday recognized Whytne Joyce Victoria Brooks, a seventh-grade student at Northern Middle School, as the Youth of the Month for September.
Whytne, 11, praised as "an extremely bright young woman" by her pastor, the Rev. Anthony Carr of Asbury United Methodist Church, has excelled in and out of the classroom.
Students voted Whytne vice president of her class, and she is a delegate on the Maryland Association of Student Councils.
A regular on the honor roll, Whytne has received certificates for perfect attendance and exemplary behavior.
At Pangborn Elementary School, she participated in Project Challenge.
At her church, she plays the piano during services, choir rehearsals, weddings and for other occasions. At Northern Middle, she participates in the orchestra. She also played violin at the Washington County Solo and Ensemble Festival and at the Maryland Solo and Ensemble Festival.