2017-01-22 / Insight

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders

LAPEER COUNTY — Today’s youth in Lapeer County are increasingly engaged in their hometown communities, and on any given day are making a difference in their own unique ways.

On Thursday (Jan. 26), for instance, the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce will announce its male and female youth Citizens of the Year for 2017 during a banquet ceremony to be held at the local campus of Mott Community College. Eleven Lapeer High School students have been nominated this year for the honors. Eleven!

These astonishing young people are not only exceptional students, but they’re also involved in enrichment programs to assist other students or enhance the quality of life of citizens in our community. Many of these students volunteer at their churches, at food pantries, packing care packages for soldiers serving overseas or mentoring other teens.

Across Lapeer County there are hundreds of students just as involved in their schools, their towns and communities going above and beyond to lend a hand when one is needed. They don’t do it for the accolades, but instead because they have big hearts and enjoy giving their time, energy and skills to make a better day for the citizenry of our wonderful county.

Today’s Insight is a celebration of our youth who are making a difference to give back at an early age, and whose efforts will hopefully inspire them to remain active in their communities wherever life takes them.

— Jeff Hogan

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