COSHOCTON — Coshocton County Youth Leadership recently graduated its class of 2022 in a ceremony at the M Event Center.
The 13 graduates are Jaiden Arnold and Ella Baylor of Coshocton High School and Coshocton County Career Center; Zane Bryant, Hailey Helter and Brooklyn Cox of Coshocton High School; Kayla Dulgar, Emma King, Rileigh King, Kiera McPeck, Paige Nicely, Rebekah Unkefer and Carter Fry of River View High School; and Lily Griffith of the Coshocton Christian School.
At the ceremony, each student explained the Coshocton Foundation’s Pay It Forward project, now in its sixth year, with $8,900 invested in community and national projects. Local CCYL donations have gone to First Step Domestic Violence Response Services, Coshocton County Animal Shelter and Ronald McDonald House.
Speakers included program executive director Betsy Gosnell, Kaycee Newell, chair of the leadership advisory board, and Bob Pell, executive director of the Coshocton Foundation.
CCYL is a program of the Coshocton Foundation and receives funding from the foundation as well as the Dunmire Family Fund, Simpson Family Fund, Coshocton Kiwanis Club Fund and individual contributors. It was developed in 1994 and provides a foundation of leadership skills for high school juniors while helping to develop communication skills and provides an opportunity to interact with community leaders and other participants.
The Class of 2023 will begin in July, and applications for the Class of 2024 are due March 1, 2023. For more information, email [email protected]