Six county students receive Youth of the Month awards

June 05, 2002|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Board of Commissioners presented Youth of the Month awards to six students Tuesday afternoon.

The award is sponsored by the Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families. The students received certificates of merit for their contributions to school, community and home lives.

Whytne Brooks, daughter of Frank and Carolyn Brooks of Hagerstown, was named Youth of the Month for January.

She is an 11th-grade student at North Hagerstown High School. She is also a historian of the Future Business Leaders of America, a member of Key Club, the Jazz Band, Fashion Club, Dance Team and Honors Orchestra.

She is the assistant instructor for the Ballet and All That Jazz affiliate class in the HotSpot community, and is a member of her church, playing music for the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.


February's Youth of the Month is Alicia Barnard, daughter of Christopher and Rita Barnard of Hancock. Alicia is a 12th-grade student at Hancock Middle/Senior High School, where she maintains a 3.85 GPA while taking a number of honors courses.

She is president of the senior class and serves as a peer tutor in the guidance department. She plays volleyball, basketball and softball.

Andrew Kidd, son of Michael and Diane Kidd, was named Youth of the Month for March.

He is a 10th grader at Heritage Academy. He has a 4.0 GPA and is the soccer team's co-captain. He is serving as class president for the second consecutive year.

Andrew volunteers in the community by doing yard work and snow removal. At church he helps in the nursery and is the secretary of the youth group.

Jarett Logsdon, son of Mark and Kelly Logsdon of Hagerstown, was named April's Youth of the Month.

He is a seventh-grader at Western Heights Middle School and served as the seventh grade Character Counts! ambassador.

He is a member of DestiNation Imagination and a three-time honor roll recipient. He is a founding member of the Western Heights Pillar Power Club, which is a student group dedicated to school and community involvement and improvement.

Matthew Amalfitano, son of Thomas and Bonnie Amalfitano of Hagerstown, was named May's Youth of the Month.

He is a seventh-grader at Northern Middle School and has been a peer mediator for the last two years, as well as a new student guide. A member of the distinguished honor roll, he has also been involved in the Drama Club, newspaper staff, Computer and Technology Club, morning announcements team anchor, Synagogue Youth Group and the Chess Club.

The June Youth of the Month is Jaclyn Hornbaker, daughter of David and Barbara Hornbaker of Clear Spring.

Jaclyn is an eighth-grader at Clear Spring Middle School and has been on the honor roll several times. She is a member of the yearbook staff and has had perfect attendance in the first two marking periods this year.

She has received numerous awards, including the Neatness Award, Super Writer Award, Hard Worker Award and the President's Award.

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