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|Exchange Club Names Youths of the Month
|The Exchange Club of Galesburg's December Youth-of-the-Month is Lily Anderson, the daughter of Marte Anderson, Galesburg. January's honoree is Ashley Buelt, daughter of Brian and Doreen Buelt, Galesburg.
Lily and Ashley are both seniors at Galesburg High School.
Lily has a 3.469 grade point average. She is a member of the Galesburg High School Girls Golf team, a participant in the Lincoln Seminar and works at Sperlin's Pizza House. Lily plans to continue her education at Monmouth College.
Ashley has a 4.00 grade point average. She is captain of the Galesburg High School Gadets, a Kiwanis "Kid of the Year," and a member of the National Honor Society. Ashley's future educational plans are undecided.
Lily and Ashley are two of six Youths-of-the-Month who will be eligible to compete for the prestigious Galesburg Exchange Club Youth-of-the-Year award which will be announced at a special banquet in April. The program honors outstanding students who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership. As part of their recognition, winners write an essay on the topic, "Inspired by the power of community service."
The Galesburg winner goes on to compete for the Lincolnland District Youth-of-the-Year honor and potentially national recognition and increasingly larger scholarships.
The Exchange Club is a group of men and women from the area who meet every Friday at 12:07pm at the Kensington to hear an informative program. They have been involved since their founding in 1924 with a variety of community service projects; it's Exchangites who pass out flags before local parades, honor a Youth-of-the-Month and Youth-of-the-Year during the school year, recognize worthy law enforcement officers, firefighters and contribute funds from the club's youth foundation to a variety of local organizations. Guests and new members are always welcome.
(Ashley Buelt. Story and Photos from Galesburg Exchange Club)
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