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Thorne Bay teen teaches English overseas, receives Spirit of Youth Award

Spirit Of Youth
Submitted by Taylee Nyquest

Taylee Nyquest of Thorne Bay has been selected as a 2014 Spirit of Youth Award Recipient in the category of Faith-Based Service.

Nyquest traveled to Slovakia last summer to work at an English camp. She lifted the language out of the campers' textbooks and brought English to life for them. She developed lesson plans about mentorship, team building, mission work and oral English skills. 

The 16-year-old now shares her experiences with her church’s youth group and mentors other girls in the small southeast town of Thorne Bay. Nyquest organizes community youth activities in an effort to get kids off the couch and into a creative world.

Learn more about this year's Spirit of Youth Award Recipients at www.spiritofyouth.org. There are only a few days left to get your tickets for the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner this Saturday, April 5. Reserve your seats here


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