As I See It
Aug 13, 2015 03:57PM
● By Bryan Scott
Left to Right: Mayor JoAnn B. Seghini, Youth Ambassadors: Sherry Liao, Brandon Cui, Jaclyn Larsen, and Principal of Hillcrest High, Sue Malone
By Mayor JoAnn B. Seghini
This year there were three students from Hillcrest High School who finished their year as Youth Ambassadors for Midvale. Students must live in Midvale or must attend Midvale schools. Application may be made by both young men and young women. If selected as a Midvale Youth Ambassador the student must have a program that reaches out to the community in some way. We have had ambassadors that have held clinics relating to diabetes awareness, protecting health by being aware of overexposure to the sun and prevention of skin cancers, arthritis awareness, tutorial programs for students in elementary schools and the middle schools, music programs for the schools and the community, fitness training, help with reading, glasses for children and adults to name a few. The ambassadors also represent Midvale in all summer parades on the Midvale float.
Ambassadors report on their projects during the Hall of Honors as part of the Harvest Days Events. This program is held on the Wednesday of Harvest Days and is held in the Performing Arts Center on the corner of Center Street and Main Street in Midvale. This year’s ambassadors, as seen in the Hillcrest High School graduation picture will report on their year’s activities and will receive a $1000 scholarship for their commitment to the community and to youth. Upon their completion of their project the new youth ambassadors will be chosen and will describe their projects for the 2015-2016 year. Sherry Liao provided music programs in the elementary schools at the Homeless Shelter giving children an opportunity to play musical instruments and to hear them played by Hillcrest Students. Jaclyn Larsen mentored children by tutoring students at the Midvale Elementary and at the Boys and Girls club. Tutoring involved all academic areas. Brandon Cui worked with students in the areas of ,ath and science to help students to better understand math, science and engineering. Brandon has also been honored, internationally, for his work in science.
During Harvest Days the Youth Ambassadors for 2015-2016 were selected Gloria Ann Parker Johnson and Janet Bates Moore projects.
They began their assignments as hosts of Harvest Days Activities.