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Six UCPS students appointed to March of Dimes Youth Council

Sarah Wylie, Lainey Blalock and Kayla Russell, all students from Piedmont High School, were among a total of 46 students statewide who were appointed to this year’s council.

Six Union County Public Schools’ students, three of whom are from Piedmont High School, have been appointed to the March of Dimes Youth Council for the 2012-2013 school year.

David Tyler Brooks, a senior from Porter Ridge High School; Dev Mashruwala, 17, a senior from Union Early College High School; Ryan Hobbs, a 16-year-old 10th grader from Weddington High School; and Sarah Wylie, Kayla Russell and Lainey Blalock, all students from Piedmont High School, were among a total of 46 students statewide who were appointed to this year’s council.

“We are very proud of our students and their willingness to be part of such a good cause,” said Piedmont High School Principal Jonathan Tyson. “This is evidence of the strong character of our students at Piedmont High School.”

The North Carolina Youth Council is comprised of select students who are committed to promoting, supporting and implementing youth leadership development initiatives for the March of Dimes organization.

These students were selected for their commitment to bringing the March of Dimes mission to students and faculty at their schools.

The purpose of the NC Youth Council is to assist the March of Dimes in the design and implementation of programs targeted to the youth population, including “March for Babies” and “Prematurity Awareness Month,” a national initiative, which takes place in November of each year.

Youth Council members work closely with other volunteers and professional staff at the March of Dimes chapter, regional and North Carolina offices to provide leadership and assistance in these programs. In addition, Council members will be involved with North Carolina service partners, advocacy and health education initiatives.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and infant health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe
Posted: Oct 31, 2012 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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