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Western Heights student is named Youth of the Month

November 20, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Western Heights Middle School eighth-grader Scott Allen Stevens was named Youth of the Month for October at Tuesday's meeting of the Washington County Commissioners.

County Commissioner Bert L. Iseminger presented Scott with the award. He also received a savings bond.

Scott was nominated by school Principal Michael Markoe, who described the eighth-grader as "an excellent citizen and one of the hardest-working students at Western Heights Middle School."

Scott is a member of Christ Reformed Church and the youth outreach ministry. He has participated in both missionary and urban renewal projects, traveling to Richmond, Va., and New York City to help paint and repair public housing units. He also serves as an acolyte on Sunday.

He participates in the Boy Scouts, is pursuing his first class Scout badge and serves as the troop chaplain's aide.

He has served as a Character Counts Ambassador, a member of Destination Imagination and has received multiple academic honors. He participates in several programs, including Pillar and Power Club, Socks for the Homeless and has assembled holiday food baskets for those in need.

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Scott's parents, Mark and Kathy Stevens, said their son demonstrates good citizenship in the home by volunteering with yard work and other chores. He also visits his great-grandmother's nursing home and organizes family night, in which he is the chief popcorn popper.

"I consider him to be one of the finest young men in Hagerstown," Markoe said.

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