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County Youths of the Month honored

December 13, 2006

A high school student and two middle school students received Youth of the Month awards at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting.

Brittany Eberly of Heritage Academy was the high school Youth of the Month for November.

Lynsay Gipe of Springfield Middle School received the award for middle students for November, and Praphawade "Unn" Klinsrisak of Clear Spring Middle School was the middle school Youth of the Month for December.

- Brittany is a member of the National Honor Roll and Who's Who Among American High School Students, and a winner of the Excellence in Chemistry and Precalculus and International Foreign Language awards, according to information provided by the county.

Her leadership qualities include being a senior class president, secretary of the junior class and a student council representative. Brittany also has 40 hours of volunteer community service under her belt, as well as sports camp volunteer experience. She was a member of the Mexico Missions Team.

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- Lynsay has been on the honor roll several times, achieving an 80 percent or higher in all of her classes, according to information provided by the county. She scored at the advanced level for reading on the sixth-grade MSA and is in a merit language arts class.

Her leadership qualities include running for student government homeroom representative for her seventh-grade homeroom and helping to teach Sunday school at her church. She also has helped raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, purchase school uniforms for children in Africa and purchase school supplies for children in Columbia.

- Praphawade has been on the distinguished honor roll and honor roll, received the S.T.A.R.S. Award for math and Spanish, had perfect school attendance from kindergarten through seventh grade and was runner-up in the sixth-grade spelling bee.

She has been a member of the morning announcement crew for grades six to eight, a yearbook staff member in seventh and eighth grades, and has been a jet skiing lead driver for six years and jet skiing captain for two years. Praphawade also mows a neighbor's lawn for free, plows snow out of the driveway, picks up trash on sidewalks and helps clean and take care of Camp Harding County Park in Big Pool.

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