DARKE COUNTY – Two Darke County students – Tri-Village’s Lucie Morris and Greenville’s Noah Walker – received the Excellence in Youth Award from the Third Masonic District in Ohio.
The awards were presented at the reception for the Grand Master of Masons in Ohio on March 15 at the Greenville Masonic Temple. This award is given to acknowledge students who exemplify service and scholastic achievement. It is given to two recipients from the Third Masonic District, which includes the communities of Greenville, Tipp City, Troy, Gettysburg, Port Jefferson, Piqua, Sidney, West Milton and Arcanum.
Morris is a sophomore at Tri-Village High School. She is highly involved in service to her community and interscholastic sports. Morris placed seventh recently in the 50-meter freestyle event at the Ohio High School Athletic Association state swim meet. She thinks hard work and service to her community are the two most important attributes that she is developing in her life.
Walker is senior at Greenville High School. He is involved with an event called A Night in Hollywood and has worked with his class to raise more than $30,000 for the Special Olympics along with many other local charities and events. Walker is involved student council, National Honor Society, basketball and orchestra. His plans for the future are to attend Heidelberg University to study sports management and business. Walker wants to give back to those in the community and be a positive influence for young people.