July 2010 Youth of the Month

On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, Samantha Preston (who goes by Sam) was awarded the honor of being the July 2010 Youth of the Month at the weekly Optimist Club meeting at Luby’s.

Sam is the 9 year old daughter of Ron Preston and Greg Thomas, and she is in the 5th grade at West Foundation Elementary School.  Her favorite subject there is Math, but she says that as a result of the help she has gotten this past year.  She now understands it a lot better and actually enjoys doing multiplications!

Also, at West Foundation, Sam is in the orchestra, playing the viola.  After graduation, she wants to become a hair dresser and eventually become a salon owner.

Sam attends the Southwest Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls and has been a member for 1 1/2 years.  She is actively involved in game room, gym, and learning center activities.  She is also an enthusiastic member of the Torch Club, participating in a variety of service projects, which benefit our community.  In addition, she is a member of Smart Girls where she is learning about the importance of making good choices regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs – as well as respecting herself enough to say, “NO!”

One Boys & Girls Club Staff member noted:  “Sam is a bright, positive, and helpful young lady who loves to help the staff in every area of the club!”

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