Students win awards before holidays

Photo courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

Each month during the school year, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presents four awards to students at Lake Highlands High School (LHHS). Character Counts (CC) awards are presented to students who display outstanding character traits at school and in the community. Youth of the Month (YOM) awards are presented to seniors who excel in academics, leadership, school and community activities and are in the top 20 percent of their class. All of the recipients are selected by the faculty and staff of Lake Highlands High School. These awards have been presented by the club for more than 25 years. Awards for December were presented at the Dec. 13 club breakfast meeting. Pictured, from left to right, are: LHHS Principal Kerri Jones, YOM winner Brady Hernandez; CC winner Calieb Rankins; CC winner Samantha Gonzales; YOM winner Holland Klemchuk; and club president Gale Lewis. — Don Lee