CISD recognizes YMCA Volunteers
A student and a teacher from the Conroe Independent School District were honored for their volunteer work at the South Montgomery County YMCA.
For the second year in a row, the South Montgomery County YMCA produced the Teen Volunteer of the year for the Houston region, which includes 41 local YMCA facilities.
Sarah McClure, a senior at The Woodlands College Park High School, has donated 800 hours of service to the local YMCA , serving on the board of directors, regional Youth Council and State Youth Council.
The Jessica Loverich Award, named in honor of a former YMCA junior leader who died in a car accident, is presented to a youth volunteer who has had a significant impact on the community, who demonstrated positive leadership and strong character, who embodies the ethics of service and commitment to equality and social justice, and who exemplifies the five core YMCA values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith.
Wendy Baldwin, a social student teacher at Oak Ridge High School, was recognized as the 2009 Volunteer of the Year of the Greater Houston YMCA.
She has led the YMCA's youth and government programs which allows students to study and debate public issues, experience the judicial branch of state government, write legislation and participate in youth legislature or experience the creation of a new broadcast or newspaper.
In addition to YMCA honor, Julie Martineau of Montgomery County United Way thanked the district for its continuing support of local social services effort. Employees in the district contributed $81,000 to the United Way campaign this year, an increase of 20 percent over last year.
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