Thursday, April 23, 2015


Mike and I traveled to Boise yesterday (Wednesday, April 22) to attend the 21st Annual Mayors’ Awards to Youth Ceremony which was held last night at Boise State University. Grandson Mason, 14, was one of 72 students to receive this award.

As explained in the program: “The Mayors of Ada County (Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, and Star) invite teachers to nominate students who have shown strength of character by overcoming hardships and obstacles, demonstrating compassion and serving their communities. These students day after day make good decisions, support their peers and overcome challenges. This award recognizes the inspiring efforts of these youth.”

We’re very proud of Mason for the contributions he has made to his school. KW


Chris said...

How wonderful for Mason to be recognized for such positive qualities! Receiving this award shows what an outstanding young man he is. Congratulations to all of you!

Hallie said...

Did they present in alphabetical order? I remember the years of persecution at the back of the line.

Kathy said...

Yes, Mason was the very last one to receive his award, and he was one of the youngest recipients. Others may not know that Mason is autistic, and he quietly struggled with his emotions as his turn approached. His family rallied round him, and his mother stood with him at the stage steps until it was his turn. Then he carried on by himself beautifully, shaking hands with each presenter as he crossed the stage.

And I was proud of his mom for seeing to it he looked so nice.

He says he really likes his school, Rolling Hills Public Charter School.