GJ Lions Club Recognize Outstanding Students
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A special awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, to honor local athletes for their efforts on and off the field.
The Gran Junction Lions Club recognized eight student athletes from each area high school, not only for their athletic accomplishments, but for academics as well.
Officials say these students exemplify outstanding leadership skills.
“It’s a busy time of the year with graduation and future plans,” said Ky Oday, of the Grand Junction Lions Club. “We just want to share in the moment with them. We like to show them a civic responsibility that we all share in the community.”
“It’s a good way to get kids involved in other things besides sports,” said Samantha Parks, award recipient and senior at Fruita Monument High School. “To get them helping the community, and doing good in school because a lot of kids focus just on sports and not really anything else.”
Each recipient selected a local non-profit that the Grand Junction Lions Club will donate $250 to.