Community Builders Recognize Youth from Auburn Churches
The Auburn Community Builders Club recognized 11 youths from several Auburn congregations with the Church Youth Recognition Award. The graduating high school seniors were honored for showing leadership in their churches and living their Christian faith.
Pastors, who had nominated graduating students from their congregations to accept the Church Youth Recognition Awards, were encouraged to say a few words about their nominees following the May 20 dinner served at Arbor Manor.
Seniors recognized were, by congregation:
First United Presbyterian Church—Mariah Mellage and Bryant Seeley; nominated by Pastor Tom Osborne.
St. Joseph Catholic Church—Gregory Florence and Chelsea Bulmer; nominated by Father Greg Pawloski.
Auburn Christian Church—Thomas Shelly and Caleb Chase; nominated by Youth Pastor Eli Davidson.
Trinity Lutheran Church—Laura Ruskamp; nominated by Pastor Jonathan Rathjen.
St. Paul Lutheran Church—Nathan Allgood, Kailey Frenzel, Matthew Heskett and Michael Wellman; nominated by Pastor Bud Christenson.
Each honoree received a certificate presented by Community Builders Club President Kathryn Keithley.