Friday, March 20, 2009

And the winner is . . . .

Have you ever gone to an Exhange Club Meeting? Friday was the first for me. Maybe only men can join this organization, because all of the regular members seemed to be men, dare I say, Old Men!! :)


We were invited to attend this meeting with our oldest son, Taylor, because he had entered an essay in a scholarship competition offered by The Exchange Club, and had been selected as a finalist from his school. The topic for this year's essay was "Today's Youth -- Changing the Beat of America." Taylor wrote an inspiring essay, weaving in his love of history and his vision for the future.


Here is a picture of all the finalists from our county. I imagine you can figure out which one is Taylor!!! ;)





Taylor's football coach, who has been battling two terminal cancers and has only been home a week from having a stem cell transplant, gave an inspirational message to the young (and not-so-young) adults in the room. The story he told had everyone riveted to their seats. His main points were: to identify and then pursue your Life Purpose with everything you have, to trust God to help you overcome the obstacles you face, and when given a choice -- to choose the Biggest Dream.




The Exchange Club then announced a female and a male Youth of the Year for our area, who were both presented with college scholarships! Can you guess who was chosen as the Male Youth of the Year??




Here is a picture of that young man with his proud mom and dad and football coach. :)

4 comments:

Rebecca's Refining said...

Congratulations to Taylor!! Does this mean his first year of college is "covered"? Where did he decide to go?

Jules said...

Congrats to Taylor! I can see where he gets his height from! How does it feel to have your sons tower over you? You must have a permanent crink in your neck from looking up all the time.

busymomof10 said...

No, I wish this meant his first year of college were covered!!!! This scholarship was only worth $800. But, every little bit helps . . . .

Kathy - mom of many said...

Congratulations to Taylor and the proud parents! I agree, every little bit helps.

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