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Sumsion named Elks 'Teen of the Month'

Amy Sumsion has been selected as the Elks Teen of the Month for January.

SUMSION The St. Helens High School student was named an “outstanding student, athlete, leader and all around person,” Keith Meeuwsen, a history teacher at the high school, stated in a press release. “There are only a few students who have it all like Amy does and yet she does it all with a smile, grace and sincerity that other students respect and enjoy. She truly is an outstanding person.”

“It’s so cool!” Sumsion said after being selected. “I remember being in 6th or 7th grade and my brother was selected as the Elks Teen of the Month and me really hoping that I could be an Elks Teen like him.”

Sumsion was chosen by a selection committee comprised of teachers, who called the teen a “shining star” of her high school.

Sumsion is a part of the SHINE club, National Honors Society, Leadership, and is a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. She also serves as a lifeguard at Eisenschmidt Pool. She enjoys swimming and politics, and never turns down the chance for a good debate, Meeuwsen stated.

She plans on attending Brigham Young University in Utah for a year before completing a year-long mission for her church. When she returns, she plans to major in political science and said she looks

forward to a career as an attorney.