March 15, 2017 | vol.130 No.33

VSO offers $500 award

Graduating seniors can now apply for $500 Youth Citizenship Award

Carbon County School District 2 graduating seniors can now apply for the annual $500 Youth Citizenship Award offered by the Valley Service Organization (VSO).

VSO Vice President Carol Beach, chairman for the project, said application forms are now available from the counselor’s office at each of the District’s high schools. Home-schooled students are also eligible for this award.

Beach emphasized the award is not a scholarship, but rather is a cash award directly to the student, recognizing his or her community service and understanding of what it is to be a good citizen. Completed applications should be returned to VSO, P.O. Box 1601, Saratoga, WY 82301, by Saturday, April 15. The winner will be honored at the organization’s May 25th meeting.

In the application, students are asked to describe their school and community involvement and activities and goals after high school, and explain their definition of citizenship and how they applied this concept during their school years. They also are asked to tell how they plan to exemplify citizenship as an adult.

A letter of reference must accompany the application. The letter is more fully explained in the application.

There are no strings attached to how the award is used, Beach said, emphasizing that any graduating senior in the district may apply.

For more information contact Beach at 307-326-8012.

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