BROKEN BOW – The Broken Bow Optimist Club have announced their two Youth of the Month honorees for October: Justin Johnson and Lauren Svoboda.
Johnson earned the award in part for his ongoing, consistent participation as a referee for Optimist Club youth soccer games. Keely Butler of the club says she nominated Johnson because of his willingness to go above and beyond merely showing up to volunteer.
“There were many occasions that he stepped up and filled in on games that I was short-handed. He handles himself very well and is extremely polite and respectful. He also assisted in setting up football fields this year for the Optimist. Justin is a very caring and honest individual.”
Svoboda received her nomination due to her outstanding and tireless devotion to the community’s children: a tenet of Optimist International’s code of service.
Nominator Breanna Kaup said that in working with Svoboda over the past couple of years, she came to realize the true dedication Svoboda has to her community.
“Lauren is an outstanding young lady with a kind heart and excellent work ethic. She goes above and beyond in what she does while demonstrating extreme responsibility for someone her age. She is eager to learn new things – especially currently as she decides her future career path.”
Kaup added that her kids had something to say about the nomination, too. “Our kids want to add: Lauren is awesome because she takes us to fun places. She is funny and makes us laugh. She even bakes with us! We are honored to nominate Lauren for Student of the Month!”
The Broken Bow Optimist Club recognizes a Broken Bow High School senior each month for the award; a nomination form can be found here.