Two Washington County Public Schools students were named Youth of the Month for April last week by the Washington County Commissioners.
Erin Kittel is a seventh-grader at Smithsburg Middle School and Bradley Kretzer is a seventh-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School.
Erin was nominated by Library Media Specialist Dianne Aughinbaugh.
In her nomination letter, Aughinbaugh stated that Erin decided to collect money after she found out some books in her school's library needed repairs.
As her birthday approached, Erin asked people to donate money for the repairs in lieu of birthday gifts, Aughinbaugh wrote.
Erin collected $145 for the cause.
"Erin's unselfish concern for (our) library illustrates what a fine young adult she is," Aughinbaugh wrote.
Bradley was nominated for the honor by school employee David Flowers and several other school officials.
Flowers stated in the nomination letter that Bradley is well-known among the faculty because of his willingness to achieve at a high level and for the respect he displays to all staff members.