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Help us acknowledge and applaud the efforts of Catawba Valley teens who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and character traits to strengthen their homes, neighborhoods and communities.

17th Annual YMCA Teen Character Awards

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: C.O. Miller Teen Center/ Hickory Foundation YMCA 701 1st Street NW Hickory, NC 28601

EVENT SUPPORTED BY: Hickory Daily Record & Shane Greene Photography

NOMINEES: All nominees will be contacted and requested to complete a questionnaire (Click here to download the questionnaire) and to attend the event on November 30. More details are available on the Nomination form (click here to download the nomination form).

EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO: YMCA of Catawba Valley Teen Character Awards
Attn: Nancy Mitchell
Email: [email protected]
Questions: Call 828-838-1565

REGISTRATION & RSVP:Each nominee will receive for complimentary tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $20.00. Please RSVP by November 24.

Use the tool-bar below to view, print or download the 17th Annual Teen Character Awards Brochure
Use the tool-bar below to view, print or download your 17th Annual Teen Character Awards Nomination Form

Each nominee, once nominated, will be required to write a 500-600 word essay using the topics below: (each topic requires a minimum of 100 words)

  1. Write a brief autobiography, which includes your characteristics and general outlook on life.
  2. Select the most significant event in your life and discuss how it affected you.
  3. Briefly discuss your career goals, why you made this selection and how you hope to achieve them.
  4. Include your volunteer activities and number of hours served at each organization.
  5. Who has been most influential in developing your character and how have they done so.
  6. Tell us why you would make a good recipients of the YMCA Teen Character Award.

C.O. Miller Teen Center | Hickory Foundation YMCA

Nancy Mitchell
Event Coordinator
[email protected]

The YMCA of Catawba Valley is here to take care of all your needs. Please use the form below to let us know who you are and what you need help with and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours.