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2017 YMCA Youth Character Award Honorees

13 outstanding area teens were recognized as 2017 YMCA Youth Character Award honorees. Each honorees exemplifies the Y’s commitment to strengthening our community and embodies the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Selected youth demonstrate exceptional leadership and stand as examples to those around them. Each honoree also received a $1500 scholarship to assist in their future academic and leadership pursuits.


  • Shelby Allen, Atherton High School
  • Isaiah Duncan, Doss High School
  • Destine Grigsby, duPont Manual High School
  • Shelby Hall, Presentation Academy
  • Jamil Hardaway, Trinity High School
  • Desirae Harper-Payne, Atherton High School
  • Bailey Reed, East Oldham Middle School
  • Quincy Robinson, YPAS at duPont Manual High School
  • Charnay Strickland, Jeffersontown High School
  • Hannah Terry, North Oldham High School
  • Grant Warfield, North Oldham High School
  • LaGraica Williams, Iroquois High School
  • Ismail Wilson, Olmsted Academy North
Read Honoree Bios (PDF)

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