Youth awards

The youth of the Month program provides a means to recognize and publicize the worthy achievements of upstanding, law-abiding young people. The project's principal objective is to provide proper incentives to our youth by recognizing leadership, scholarship, athletic ability and industry. The Youth of the Month program culminates in April with a banquet (or reception) when we present a scholarship to the Youth of the Year winner from among the monthly winners. The responsibility of the committee is to visit our two high schools and present the criteria for selection to the designated guidance counselors from each school. Each school then selects three Youth of the Month candidates five times each school year. The committee is also responsive to see that proper selection procedures and reports are filed for selecting the Youth of the Year and entering our candidate in District coordinating the Annual Banquet (or reception) where outstanding youth and their families are honored.

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 16, 2017

Our guest today were Max Nielsen, HHS student whom was not able to make last week’s Youth of the Month. Max told us about his future collegiate plans and his interests. His college of choice may need to be where he can downhill ski, sounds like he’s an avid skier. Congrats to Max!

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 9, 2017

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Today we had our fifth installment of our Youth of the Month students. We had 4 students from CHS and HHS. Each one of them got up and told the club about their accomplishments and what their plans are for the future. Honored were Matthew Wintersteen (HHS), Madeline Ulmer (CHS), Christine Fisher (HHS), Nathan George (CHS), and Exchange Club Past-President - John Harrington. Congrats to these great students!

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - January 12, 2017

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Today we had our fourth installment of our Youth of the Month students. We had 5 students from CHS and HHS. Each one of them got up and told the club about their accomplishments and what their plans are for the future. Honored were Aine Lawlor, Isabelle Brus, Katie Lindner (HHS), and Zachary White, Anna Young, Tatum Hastings (CHS). Congrats to these great students!

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December 15, 2016

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Today we had our third installment of our Youth of the Month students. We had 5 students from CHS and HHS. Each one of them got up and told the club about their accomplishments and what their plans are for the future. These students are amazing! Pictured are Noah Jakuvac, Jessica Sekerak, Greg Martin (HHS), Rylan Rowsey, Carter Wald (CHS), and Exchange Club Past-President - John Harrington. Elijah Rose was unable to attend and was also honored.

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November 10, 2016

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Today we had our second installment of our Youth of the Month students. Our guests today were 5 students from HHS and CHS. Each one of them got up and told the club about their accomplishments and what their plans are for the future. Wow what bright inspiring young adults! Pictured are Carter Pappas, Jack Murphy, Caleb Noble (HHS), Jessica Ellsworth, Anaka Ronan (CHS), and Exchange Club President - Matt Maze. Kendall Johnson (CHS) was unable to attend and was also honored.

2016-2017 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - October 13, 2016

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Today we had our first installment of our Youth of the Month students. We had 3 students from HHS and 2 from CHS. They all got up and told us about the clubs they are involved with, volunteer participation and future plans. What a bunch of inspiring students! Pictured are Caelan Cummings (CHS), Sydney Bangerter (CHS), Lauren Clinch (HHS), Jamie Berry (HHS), Katie Carroll (HHS), and former Exchange Club President - John Harrington. Marie Magee (CHS) was also honored but was unable to attend.

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

April 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. banquet at the Montana Club 6th floor

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The Youth of the Year banquet was a great success with our 3 finalists and their families in attendance, along with many Exchange members. The winner of the Youth of the Year $1,500 scholarship was Connor Matthews (HHS), who will be attending Princeton in the fall. Our 2 semi-finalists each received a $750 scholarship. They were Pepper Pennington (HHS) and McKinley Winkle (CHS). Congratulations to these 3 outstanding students!

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 11, 2016

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Our guests today were 5 students from CHS and HHS. They all got up and talked about their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and their future plans for college next year. John Harrington presented each of them with a Student of the Month plaque.
Pictured left to right: Jaret Boyer (HHS), Connor Matthews (HHS), McKinley Winkle (CHS), Isabel Hamper (CHS), Kyra Dawes(CHS), John Harrington (Exchange Club President)

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - January 14, 2016

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Our guests today were 5 students from CHS and HHS. They all got up and talked about their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and their future plans for college next year. John Harrington presented each of them with a Student of the Month plaque.
Pictured left to right: Ally Peccia (HHS), Katherine Murphy (HHS), Trevor Larson (CHS), Pepper Pennington (HHS), John Harrington (Exchange Club President), and Meagan Key (CHS). George Sperle (CHS) was absent.

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December 10, 2015

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Our guests today were 6 students from CHS and HHS. They all got up and talked about their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and their future plans for college next year. John Harrington presented each of them with a Student of the Month plaque.
Pictured left to right: John Harrington (Exchange Club President), Connie Heiser (HHS), Elizabeth Rieger (HHS), Allison Kelly (HHS), Kirsten Greil (CHS), Garrett Mackay (CHS), and Makenzie Walden (CHS)

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November 12, 2015

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Today our guests were 6 bright students from HHS and CHS. From HHS we had Tristan Boyar, Braden Scherting and Adriy Proctor. From CHS we had Andrew McBroom, Melissa Patterson, and William Turnman. All students got up and told us about their accomplishments in school, community involvement and their future plans.

2015-2016 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - October 8, 2015

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Today our guests were 6 bright students from HHS and CHS. From HHS we had Riley Galt, Brook Lanier and Annie Galt. From CHS we had Alicia Barnicoat, Will Hunthausen and Hunter Heaton (not present). All students got up and told us about their accomplishments in school, community involvement and their future plans. Pictured are Riley Galt, Will Hunthausen, Alicia Barnicoat, Exchange President- John Harrington, Annie Galt, and Brook Lanier.

2014-2015 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Thursday - April 30th, at 6:00 pm banquet at the Montana Club 6th floor

The Youth of the Year banquet was a great success. The 3 finalists and their families were in attendance, along with approximately 33 Exchange members. The winner of the Youth of the Year $1,500 scholarship was Josh Barrows of HHS. The other 2 finalists each received a $750 scholarship they were Jake Pennington and Darcie Caldwell. Each of them stood up and briefly told us of their future plans. Congratulations to these 3 kids. They will be going places!

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Our 3 finalists Josh Barrows, Darcie Crawford, and Jake "Rooster" Pennington and John Harrington

2014-2015 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 12, 2015

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We had six bright students from CHS and HHS for the Student of the Month - Moira Shea- HHS, Jordan Jakovac- HHS, Jake Pennington- HHS, Paul Cronin- CHS, Arynn Collins- CHS, and Claire Malany- CHS. Each student got up and told us what their academic accomplishments are, volunteer and clubs they are involved with and what their future plans are.

2014-2015 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December 11, 2014

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We had six bright students form CHS and HHS for the Student of the Month - Scotty Tilton – CHS, Rebecca Speranza – CHS, Peri Gilliland – HHS, Elijah Walker – CHS, Madeline Hall – HHS, and Ethan Hills - HHS. Each student got up and told us what their academic accomplishments are, volunteer and clubs they are involved with and what their future plans are.

2014-2015 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November 13, 2014

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John Harrington presented Student of the Month Certificates to Capital High students Abra Casey and Justin Johnson. Helena High students were Josh Barrows, Sarah Churchill and Michaela Dagenais. Each student got up and told us what their academic accomplishments are, volunteer and clubs they are involved with and what their future plans are.

2014-2015 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - October 9, 2014

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 John Harrington presented 6 students from Capital and Helena High for the Youth of the Month awards. The students from Helena High were Joshua Barrows, Ashley Battershell-Corson and Alice Butler. The students from Capital High were Ethan Askam, Travis Ball and Samuel Bryggman. Each student got up and told us what their academic accomplishments are, volunteer and clubs they are involved with and what their future plans are.

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

April 24, 2014 Youth of the Year

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1st place – winner of $1,500 – Matthew Krantz
Winners of $750 each were -
Rachel Skaar – CHS
Kyle Nichol – CHS

John Harrington said eleven students applied which made the selection even harder.

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 Matthew Krantz Youth of the Year with his parents

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 Rachel Skaar Youth of the Year finalist with her parents

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 Kyle Nichol Youth of the Year finalist with his parents

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 13, 2014

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 Jacob Van Dyke - HHS (was absent due to the State Wrestling Tournament)
 Taylor Wilkerson - HHS
 Kyle Nichold - CHS (not shown)
 Aidan Wade - CHS
 Kinsey Vavruska - HHS
 Madeline Sticht - CHS

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - January 9, 2014

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 Allie Roberts - CHS
 Rachel Skaar - CHS
 Abigale Snortland - CHS
 Cal Treadway - HHS
 Chance Sparrow – HHS
 Brandt Seitz – HHS

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December 12, 2013

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 Daniel Quinones - HHS, son of Cathy and Ben Quinones
 Jackson Haider - CHS, son of Jim and Michelle Haider
 Tanner Jergeson - CHS, son of Matt and Jody Jergeson
 Marcellus Randall - HHS, son of Mary Pat and Steven Randall
 April Kortz- CHS, daughter of Lisa and Ronald Ruybal
 Matthew Krantz - HHS, son of Linda and Ken Krantz

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November 14, 2013

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 Tyler Dahl – CHS, son of Debbie and Brett Dahl
Bridger Howell – HHS, son of Sheri Howell
Emma Esposito – HHS, daughter of Debbie and Ralph Esposito
Bethany Crouse – CHS, daughter of Rhonda and Jeremy Crouse
Callie Kanthack – HHS, daughter of Renee and Chris Kanthack

2013-2014 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - October 11, 2013

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 Erika Ackerlund – HHS – daughter of Julie and Steve Ackerlund
Trevor Ball – CHS – son of Mary and Erie Ball
Lindsay Ashton – HHS – daughter of Kristin and Robert Ashton
Addison Boyer – CHS – son of Nicole and Paul Thuotte
Emmaline Bristow – CHS – daughter of Cheryl and Jacob Bristow
Maria Carparelli – HHS – Keith and Laren Carparelli

2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

April 11, 2013 Youth of the Year

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1st place – winner of $1,500 – Kelsey McElwain – HHS
Winners of $750 each were -
David Lindgren – CHS
Duncan Ellis – CHS

2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 14, 2013

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2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - January 10, 2013

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 Kelsey McElwain – HHS
Emily Hultin- CHS – daughter of Jim and Melanie Hultin
Mariah Johnson – CHS – daughter of Audrey and Bart Johnson
Tanner Traxler – HHS – son of Mark and Nettie Traxler
Bridger Langel – CHS – son of Jan and Dawn Langel

2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December 13, 2012

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Tanner Staley – HHS – son of Kristin and Brian Staley
Courtney Dowling – HHS – daughter of Sherri and Mike Dowling
Andy Waterman – CHS – son of Todd and Lisa Waterman 
Mackenzie Donnelly – HHS – daughter of Lynn and Pete Donnelly

2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November 8, 2012

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Leah Esposito – HHS – daughter of Debbie and Ralph Esposito
Jerad Hoy – CHS – son of Rex Hoy and Jill Pruitt
Kelby Janicek – CHS – daughter of Bob and Diana Janicek 
Shannon Harris – HHS – daughter of Scott and Donna Harris
Amber Ediger – CHS – daughter of Brenda Thomas
Thomas Culver – HHS – son of Sally Beck

2012-2013 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - October 11, 2012

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Austin Burns – HHS – son of Gregory Burns.
Duncan Ellis – CHS – son of Tami Ellis and Dirk Ellis
Celena Alduenda – CHS – daughter of Pat and Petra Alduenda 
Katie Chamberlain – HHS – daughter of James and Tina Chamberlain
Jordan Barrows – HHS – son of Merwin and Sandra Barrows
Gabriella DeMarinis – CHS – daughter of Rick and Kathy DeMarinis

2011-2012 YOUTH OF THE YEAR

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1st place – winner of $1,500
Victoria (Tori) Nickol – CHS, daughter of Andy and Cindy Nickol
Winners of $750 each were -
Nicholas Swenson – CHS, son of Dave and Lori Swenson
Emma Sirr – CHS, daughter of Alex and Beth Sirr
Kinsey Kuhn – CHS, daughter of Linda and Jeff Kuhn

2011-2012 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - February 9, 2012

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Jorin Vavruska – HHS, son of Irv and Nicky Vavruska
Katie Wilkins – CHS, daughter of Tammy and John Wilkins
Danielle Zarling – HHS, daughter of Dan and Christine Zarling
Zachary Spencer – HHS, son of Jim and Nadine Spencer
Kahlee Dalton – CHS, daughter of Ken and Kris Dalton
Jada Cunningham – CHS, daughter of Don and Judy Cunningham

2011-2012 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - January 12, 2012

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Madison Parker – CHS, daughter of Bruce and Theresa Parker
Molly Nicholson – HHS, daughter of Alan and Nancy Nicholson
Nicholas Swenson – CHS, son of Dave and Lori Swenson
Allison Morrison – HHS, daughter of John Morrison and Cathy Wright
Emma Sirr – CHS, daughter of Alex and Beth Sirr
Kathryn McNamee – CHS, daughter of Brian and Shannon McNamee

2011-2012 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - December

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Levi Merkel – HHS, son of Jason and Julie Merkel
Keegan Malany – CHS, son of Drew and Susan Malany
Thomas Lund – HHS, son of Dwayne and Blair Lund
Victoria Nickol – CHS, daughter of Andy and Cindy Nickol

2011-2012 YOUTH OF THE MONTH - November

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Miriam Krainacker – HHS, daughter of Nina Heinzinger and David Krainacker
Emelyn Falley – HHS, daughter of Scott and Jean Falley
Greta Hoffman – CHS, daughter of Bill and Carol Hoffman
Kinsey Kuhn – CHS, daughter of Linda and Jeff Kuhn
Madison Ellis – CHS, daughter of Jill and Quint Nyman
Tess Dufrechou – HHS