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|Exchange Club Names February Youth of the Month
|The Exchange Club of Galesburg's February Youth-of-the-Month, the fifth for 2009-2010, is Bo Merritt. Bo is the son of Ernest David and Kari Caldwell, 1491 Oriole Dr., Galesburg.
Bo is a senior at Galesburg High School where he maintains a 3.5 grade point average. He is active on the student council, Key Club and G Club. He has also played on the Galesburg High School football, basketball and baseball teams.
He is a member of the National Honor Society and a winner of the DAR Citizenship Award and the Galesburg High School Academic Excellence Award.
Bo will be continuing his education and beginning a career in the military by attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis starting this summer. He was recommended for one of the coveted positions by both Congressman Phil Hare and Senator Roland Burris.
Bo is one 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.
(Bo Merritt. Story and Phot Submitted by Galesburg Exchange Club)
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