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Youth Services Bureau honor individuals

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County held its 27th annual banquet on Thursday, January 23. Several individuals were honored who have made a difference in the lives of Huntington County youth.

Steve Schenkel, director of adult education at Huntington North High School, was presented the 2013 Steven L. Bailey Award by Donna Lahr, Bailey’s widow. He was honored for his involvement in Life Long Learning, Financial Literacy Coalition, Junior Achievement and the HNHS Cadet Teaching program and Career Day. Schenkel’s development of job shadowing experiences for underclassmen, establishment of internships for seniors and help in increasing student skills and career awareness were also cited as reasons for the award.

YSB Executive Director Jan Williams presented Tori Rice with the 2013 Youth Volunteer of the Year award. Rice, a Huntington North High School student, has been a YSB volunteer for the past five years. According to Williams, Rice helps with the Tools for Life program, is a Teen Court volunteer and a MAD camp volunteer. She has also provided babysitting for foster parents.

Two Friends of Youth awards were presented, the first to Dustin Shafer, a middle school director for Campus Life, who has worked with youth for more than six years. Jan and Tim Vogelman were presented with the second Friends of Youth award. The licensed foster home parents have served children in their home for more than 25 years. The Vogelmans participate in the Host Homes program and Tim is a member of the YSB board of directors.