(PRESS RELEASE/Chewelah Valley Lions and Chewelah Chamber of Commerce)
The Chewelah Valley Lions Club and the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announced these awesome students are Chewelah’s Citizens of the Month.
Two of these awards will be given every month during the school year. This will take the place of the Mayor’s Youth Award.
FEBRUARY CITIZENS OF THE MONTH
Samantha is an outstanding student leader. Samantha is a caring and compassionate student leader who is always approachable. Samantha is our ASB president involved in everything from Homecoming to our blood drives. Samanatha has used her role as president to create a kinder enviroment at Jenkins JR/SR High School and is launching our peer to peer suicide prevention team. As noted by staff, “she is always available and is positive even if she is not having the best day.”
Among all the wonderful things about this young lady, there is one action we would like to highlight. This young lady had the courage and presence of mind to reach out to a parent when that parent’s child sounded suicidal. She may have saved a life. In this world where all too often teens are being mean to each other online, she went out of her way to help a peer. She should be celebrated for caring about others and putting caring into action.