Minerva Youth Program experiences another successful summer season

MINERVA - The 2010 Town of Minerva Youth Program wrapped up its six-week summer of excitement Aug. 13, with a noisy and fun morning of skits, jokes, awards and recognitions.

The crowd of parents, guardians, friends and campers was certainly frisky, but it was snapshot of what the summer was like at Donnelly Beach. The weather and location contributed to another fun and safe summer for the youth program campers.

MYP staff and support folks worked hard throughout the summer, keeping all the campers safe while allowing them to have great fun.

The following is a wrap-up of the awards and recognitions that were given the morning of Aug. 13, at the Minerva Lake pavilion. After the Minerva Lake sailing program awards, crazy hat, citizenship and most improved swimmer awards were given out.

Crazy Hat Awards

Little Boys:

Prettiest hat - Devin Plumley

Most original hat - Todd Tucker and Xavier Thul

Craziest hat - Conner Davie

Little Girls:

Prettiest hat - Paige Warrington

Most Original hat - Megan Mohowski

Craziest hat - Molly Smith

Middle Boys:

Prettiest hat - Finn Smith

Most original hat - Brendon TenEyck

Craziest hat - Kaleb Davie

Middle Girls:

Prettiest hat - Cassie Pratt

Most Original hat - Kara Dishon

Craziest hat - Jasmine Jenks

Big Boys:

Prettiest hat - J.T. Start

Most Original hat - Ryan Tucker and Dustin Griffen

Craziest hat - Blake Piper

Big Girls:

Prettiest - Kersten Mason

Honorable Mention - Mary Garrison

Thanks go out to the judges of this contest, including Ron Sanalitro, Nancy Farley and Mary Garrison.

Citizenship Awards

Little Girls:

Kate Wimberly

Little Boys:

Jonathan Ball

Aiden Halloran

Middle Girls:

Kara Dishon

Middle Boys:

Liam Halloran

Big Girls:

Alex Johnson

Big Boys:

Dustin Griffen

Most Improved Swimmer

Level 1 - Brooke Olden

Level 2 - Hunter Millington

Level 3A - Kersten Mason

Level 3B - Cassie Pratt

Level 4 - A.J. Monthony

Level 5 - Sierra Galusha

Level 6 - Jessica Hill

The success of this year's program was a result of the hard work of staff, lifeguards, staff at The Stand, busdrivers, Town of Minerva Parks and Recreation and Highway Department staff and the Minerva Youth Commission, and the Minerva Town Board. They all welcome the youth of Minerva back for next year's program.

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