Meet our 2012 Youth Service Award Winners
Megan Burian and Rachel Ramey received the Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteer Service, Tuesday, April 24 from Mayor Donald E. Patterson.
Megan Burian is a senior at Alter High School. She is an officer in the Alter Key Club and earned the Key Club Service Award in 2010 for the most service hours in a club of over 300 students. She has tutored "at risk" students for Joshua Ministries, serves as a leader at Bible Camp and sings in the St. Charles Choir. She spent her spring break on a mission trip.
According to her nominator, "Megan is a humble servant who has volunteered numerous hours in her school, church and community. Academically, she combines intelligence with a very strong work ethic."
Rachel Ramey is a senior at Oakwood High School. She is a key leader in her youth group at Christ United Methodist Church. She volunteers on mission trips and just completed one trip over her spring break. She also volunteers for the children's ministry. She has traveled to four different countries doing mission outreach.
In addition, she is a math tutor, an aid for a special needs student, a coach in a basketball league for children with Down's Syndrome and she works with the Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.
To quote her nominator, "Rachel has faithfully served the Kettering community through the Backpack Program. She serves as the high school volunteer coordinator for this program. She has provided leadership to a team of 8-10 peers who she has trained and equipped to serve the program. Rachel developed a policy for the succession of the youth involvement."