Although Youthlinc organizes the annual search for Utah’s Young Humanitarian – Utah’s largest service scholarship, a $5,000 Award – our Organization only facilitates. Many thanks to the George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation for funding the Award, and three $1,000 runner up Awards.

Many thanks also to our Local Service Director, Julia Wee, who has spent countless hours:

> promoting the search to news outlets and in every secondary school, college, and university in Utah.
> preparing and distributing application materials.
> sending out invitations to community leaders to judge the competition.
> receiving & compiling & tabulating the judging packets
> communicating with our applicants
> setting up a wonderful morning of interviews today with our top 14 finalists.

The results of the 2011 search — the top four candidates as selected by our interview judges — will be announced this week. The 2011 Utah Young Humanitarian will be announced at our Annual Benefit Thursday, May 19 at La Caille. Please join us by rsvping $75 p/p

Thank you also to our interview judges who spent this morning with our finalists:

Michael Lagnese, GE Money Bank
Dan Chard, NuSkin
Emily Seegmiller, Xango
Erin Wright, George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Del Beatty, Dixie College Dean of Students
Stan Guy, Executive Director Utah Youth Councils
Betsy Ward, Executive Director, Utah Higher Ed Civic Engagement Coalition
Dr. Michael Bassis, President Westminster College
Dave Baugh, Tanner LC, Youthlinc Board Vice-Chair
Steve Roens, U of U Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

And also to the judges who spent many hours reading our 73 applications from all over the state this year:

Mikell Stringham, Mondo Art Project
Jason Collier, Ameriprise Financial, Youthlinc Board member
Johanna Hillen, Weber State University Community Involvement Center
David Wintzer, Youthlinc alum, Board member
Mary Wintzer, Youthlinc alum parent, Park City Benefit committee member
Wendy Hansen, Youthlinc alum parent
Tyler Steenblik, Youthlinc alum parent
Karen Roylance, Youthlinc alum parent
Margareta Hjorth-Vlasic, Youthlinc alum parent, Annual Benefit committee member
Diane McVey Ward, Youthlinc alum parent
Mary Wee, Youthlinc alum parent
Ellie Sonntag Stephens, Youthlinc alum parent, Park City Benefit committee member
Gabrielle Strand, Youthlinc alum parent

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