MINERVA - The 2010 Town of Minerva Youth Program wrapped up its six-week summer of excitement Aug. 13, with a noisy and fun morning of skits, jokes, awards and recognitions.
The crowd of parents, guardians, friends and campers was certainly frisky, but it was snapshot of what the summer was like at Donnelly Beach. The weather and location contributed to another fun and safe summer for the youth program campers.
MYP staff and support folks worked hard throughout the summer, keeping all the campers safe while allowing them to have great fun.
The following is a wrap-up of the awards and recognitions that were given the morning of Aug. 13, at the Minerva Lake pavilion. After the Minerva Lake sailing program awards, crazy hat, citizenship and most improved swimmer awards were given out.
Crazy Hat Awards
Prettiest hat - Devin Plumley
Most original hat - Todd Tucker and Xavier Thul
Craziest hat - Conner Davie
Prettiest hat - Paige Warrington
Most Original hat - Megan Mohowski
Craziest hat - Molly Smith
Prettiest hat - Finn Smith
Most original hat - Brendon TenEyck
Craziest hat - Kaleb Davie
Prettiest hat - Cassie Pratt
Most Original hat - Kara Dishon
Craziest hat - Jasmine Jenks
Prettiest hat - J.T. Start
Most Original hat - Ryan Tucker and Dustin Griffen
Craziest hat - Blake Piper
Prettiest - Kersten Mason
Honorable Mention - Mary Garrison
Thanks go out to the judges of this contest, including Ron Sanalitro, Nancy Farley and Mary Garrison.
Most Improved Swimmer
Level 1 - Brooke Olden
Level 2 - Hunter Millington
Level 3A - Kersten Mason
Level 3B - Cassie Pratt
Level 4 - A.J. Monthony
Level 5 - Sierra Galusha
Level 6 - Jessica Hill
The success of this year's program was a result of the hard work of staff, lifeguards, staff at The Stand, busdrivers, Town of Minerva Parks and Recreation and Highway Department staff and the Minerva Youth Commission, and the Minerva Town Board. They all welcome the youth of Minerva back for next year's program.