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Check out who’s standing out in our community. IS THERE SOMEONE YOU’D LIKE TO NOMINATE? Please email coleen@youthconnectionscoalition.org and tell us why this individual has stood out in your crowd.

Quinn Bright

RADLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 5TH GRADE

Quinn is in her second year as a member of the Radley Tiger Robotics Team where she is looked up to as a mentor for younger students. Her ability to work through a problem with determination and persistence is what makes Quinn an incredible role model. She is eager to share her learning. Quinn was absent a day and missed some of the movies on bats. She stayed in at recess to watch the movies and take notes, but she also invited another student (who is afraid of bats) to watch with her. Quinn sees the good in all people and can always bring a smile to someone’s face. Way to go, Quinn!

Kaden Pfister

CR ANDERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6TH GRADE

Kaden has an older brother, Kaleb, and younger sister, Paityn. Kaden dances almost every day, but when he isn’t dancing at Queen City Ballet, he is playing football, basketball or soccer with his friends, playing video games or doing tricks on the trampoline. He enjoys going to football games and cheering on his brother. Kaden is working to become a professional dancer, and has danced with, been taught by, and been recognized by famous dancers all around the world. He has earned over 40 awards and scholarships in three years. From sports to dancing, Kaden is an all-around athlete. His training has taught him to be kind and work hard in everything he does. Good job, Kaden!

Bryana Curry CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL, 11TH GRADE

Bryana is very busy and involved in groups and activities that make a difference. She plays basketball, competes in track, and bowls in the Junior Bowling League. She is a unified partner for Special Olympics basketball. She is currently the secretary of the junior class for student council. She has been involved in Bruin Pure Performance for two years and this year is the president. She has been amazing at getting peers involved and organizing presentations for elementary schools. She is also a member of the Youth Activation Committee, which is a part of MBI (Montana Behavioral Initiative). Bryana is such a great role model for her peers and younger students. Thanks, Bryana, for all you do!

Jarrod Murgel HELENA MIDDLE SCHOOL, TEACHER

Jarrod is in his fourth year as a special educator at Helena Middle School in the Positive Behavior Supports classroom. Prior to teaching at HMS, Jarrod taught for nine years at Intermountain. Jarrod enjoys coaching wrestling for HMS, participating in the “Friday Breakfast Club,” and teaching his students new activities and skills outside of the traditional classroom, such as fishing and furniture refinishing. In his free time, he can be caught cheering on or coaching his own kids on the softball and baseball fields, wrestling mat, and pool. When he is not training for a Spartan Race or hunting and fishing with his friends and family, he is cheering on his Bobcats and Fighting Irish!

The Sewing Palace

COMMUNITY PARTNER

We are highlighting The Sewing Palace for the work they do to get kids involved in constructive things. They offer kids’ camps during the summer and a Kid Learn to Sew class every month during the year. Students learn the basics, but the class also includes a light dinner and the opportunity to create friendships with other kiddos interested in sewing. They also offer a parent/child workshop, which is open to moms, dads, or grandparents. It’s a great way to learn life skills, make great projects, and do something together. Thank you, Sewing Palace, for providing a place for kids to connect with each other, family members, and caring adults.

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YC Magazine, Helena - December 2017  

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