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Genoa Lions present Citizens of the Year

Recipients of the Genoa-Kingston Schools Citizen of the Year Award were honored on April 18. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Presley Meyer, Harper Shipley and Emersyn Ellis. In the back row are Ben Younker, Colin Strader, Rachel Younker, Sara Taylor, Rylie Stoffregen, Violet Northrup, Jaret Garcia, William Gates and Keiragan Gleissner.
Recipients of the Genoa-Kingston Schools Citizen of the Year Award were honored on April 18. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Presley Meyer, Harper Shipley and Emersyn Ellis. In the back row are Ben Younker, Colin Strader, Rachel Younker, Sara Taylor, Rylie Stoffregen, Violet Northrup, Jaret Garcia, William Gates and Keiragan Gleissner.

The Genoa Lions Club hosted the 12 recipients of the Genoa-Kingston Schools Citizen of the Year Award on April 18.

Dinner was provided to all attendees and was prepared and served prior to the award ceremony by the Masonic Lodge.

Genoa-Kingston School District Superintendent Brent O’Daniell welcomed the students, parents and Lions for his first Citizen of the Year ceremony. He was happy to congratulate the students and parents and enjoyed an evening celebrating good student citizens.

Most of the district’s principals introduced the students from their school, reading a short letter of recommendation prepared by one of the student’s teachers. Each student received a medal amid the applause of the 60 people that attended.

O’Daniell introduced Sarah Lampard and Sandy Uecker from Kingston Elementary School who introduced first-grader Emersy Ellis and second-grader Harper Shipley.

Genoa Elementary Principal John Francis, introduced the third-grade recipient, Presley Meyer. He went on to honor fourth-grader Keiragan Gleissner and fifth-grader Jaret Garcia.

G-K Middle School Principal Angelo Lekkas presented the sixth-grade Citizen of the Year medal to Rylie Stoffregen. Violet Northrup was the seventh-grade recipient, and Benjamin Younker was the eighth-grade medal winner.

G-K High School Principal Brett McPherson introduced and congratulated the following winners: William Gates, ninth grade; Sara Taylor, 10th grade; Rachel Younker, 11th grade; and Colin Strader, 12th grade.

Medals of achievement were awarded by Lion President Jerry Helland. Kristi Mulso of the G-K School District coordinated the events leading up to the award night and was instrumental in making sure the students and parents knew when and where to be for the ceremony.

Special thanks go to the Masonic Temple and the folks who prepared the meal and to Lion Secretary Rene VanDerHeyden for making the arrangements with the school district and acquiring the medals. A special thank-you goes to Lion Gene Bradford for working with the Masonic Temple to make the evening a success.

Special thanks go to the Masonic Temple and the fine folks that prepared the meal and to Lion Secretary VanDerHeyden for making the arrangements with the school district and acquiring the medals. And a special thank you to Lion Gene Bradford for working with the Masonic Temple to make the evening a success.

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