As part of National Addictions Awareness Week a young person is recognized with the Healthy Youth Role Model Award. The local Addictions Awareness Week Committee’s Marlee Milley announced this year’s winner is Hapnot Collegiate student Zander Brown at the presentation by committee members in his classroom yesterday morning. She explained the award is presented to a local youth who lives a healthy and addiction free lifestyle from which others can draw inspiration. She said the Healthy Youth Role Model Award was established to build self-esteem and pride in individuals as well as provide role models for other youth in the community adding the award serves to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishment of youth who have the discipline, drive and determination to live a healthy lifestyle and that is you.
Zander received a gift basket, a 50 dollar gift certificate, a personal plaque and a plaque to hang in his school.