Westfield students recognized for youth service

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From left: Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman, Westfield High School senior Amy Bennett and Tia Bennett. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

From left: Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman, Westfield High School senior Amy Bennett and Tia Bennett. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Senior Amy Bennett was honored for her influence and leadership to encourage fellow shamrocks to live a healthier and smarter lifestyle by the Hamilton County Commissioners with the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Service Award for Westfield High School.

“I was honored,” she said. “I’m glad being an influence is important in our county and being recognized.”

Bennett is a member of the swim team, Spanish Honors Society, is the senior class president and a member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee. Bennett has also been a Hoosier Girls State participant.

“I make them and church a priority,” Bennett said of being involved with extracurricular activities. “I enjoy doing everything because I love people and having relationships with people.”

Bennett said her greatest accomplishment has been being a member of the Step Up Club which supports a healthy lifestyle through hosting convocations regarding anti-drug and alcohol speakers, performs seatbelt surveys and encourages students to sign pledges to be alcohol and drug free. As a member of this club Bennett has being a role model for the younger students and leads by example.

“Amy in every activity, classroom or social setting has been a true role model. She is not only a role model but also a leader and students who see someone who is honest, trustworthy, gracious and drug-free,” Carrie Larrison, Bennett’s school counselor, stated.

Bennett plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and major in nursing.

Seven high school seniors were honored as their school’s nominee and Hamilton Southeastern High School’s Rachel Brown was named the award winner.

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