Boys & Girls Clubs of America Names Kentucky Youth of the Year
Alexcia Simmons has been named the Kentucky Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a BGCA member can receive. Simmons will also receive a $1,000 scholarship from the recognition program’s sponsor, Tupperware Brands Corporation, and a $1,000 college scholarship from the Kentucky Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs.
The recognition program encourages club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles.
Simmons, age 16, is a sophomore at Jeffersonville High School, where she is on the honor roll and is a member of the school choir. She is president of the Jeffersonville Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Club, a teen group dedicated to leadership and community service. Her volunteer activities with this and other groups have included serving meals to the homeless, organizing a food drive for tornado victims, beautifying area parks, tutoring, and spending time with senior citizens at a local nursing home. After graduating from high school, Simmons plans to attend Vanderbilt University to major in pre-med and become an obstetrician/gynecologist.
This summer, Simmons will compete against other BGCA members within the Midwest region for an additional $10,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands. In September 2013, five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., to compete for the title of BGCA’s National Youth of the Year, which carries with it an additional scholarship of up to $50,000 from the Rick and Susan Goings Foundation along with an opportunity to meet with the president of the United States in the White House.
Going Hog Wild Over Louisville Charities
Local residents can now enjoy coupon savings while giving to their favorite Louisville charitable organization.
My Pink Pig is a web-based business that sells local coupon deals with a twist. For every coupon purchased from www.MyPinkPig.com, 15 percent of the total sale goes to a Louisville charitable organization of the buyer’s choice.
The concept was born when owner and founder Hedggie Kyle decided he wanted to support local businesses and charities without sending the proceeds outside the city like other coupon sites do.
Twice a week, coupon deals are posted on www.MyPinkPig.com. Described as a “win-win-win” concept, hometown consumers, businesses and charities can all benefit. My Pink Pig is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Atherton Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
The Atherton High School Alumni Association will hold its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on September 19, 2013. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity, character, scholarship, service and self-respect.
Nominations are being accepted until April 30, 2013. Nomination forms can be found at www.athertonalumni.com by clicking the 2013 Hall of Fame Nominations link. Forms can be filled out and submitted from the website or a printable version may be downloaded and mailed to Atherton Alumni Association, c/o Atherton High School, 3000 Dundee Road, Louisville, KY 40205.