Thursday, May 10, 2001

Young helpers honored

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Seventy-one student volunteers from 43 high schools in Greater Cincinnati have received Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Awards for community service.

        The annual awards were presented Tuesday by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) at Temple Sholom in Amberley Village.

        Melanie Tracy of Seton High School was the senior winner, and Thomas Alan Curran of Holmes High School was the junior winner.

        Senior finalists were Allison Conte, Mount Notre Dame High School; Madeleine R. Dwertman, Holmes High School; Allison Khaskelis, Seven Hills Upper School; and Caitlin Nichols, Summit Country Day School.

        Junior finalists were: Ali Blanford, Anderson High School; Richard Clayton Meade, Seven Hills Upper School; Kristin Pearson, Ursuline Academy; and Heath Stephens, Lakota East High.

        All nominees received certificates, and all schools making nominations will receive books for their libraries.

        The 10 finalists received books and savings bonds.

        For 36 years, the AJC Cincinnati Chapter has honored students who serve the community.


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