Originally Published: April 2, 2015 6 a.m.
Each year student "Youth Role Models" from Prescott High School visit classrooms of sixth- and eighth-graders at Mile High and Granite Mountain Middle Schools. The Youth Role Models, all of whom are PHS seniors, speak to younger students about the keys to success, both in school as well as life in general. The Role Models counsel the sixth- and eighth-graders on how to make good decisions, how to withstand negative peer pressure, and the importance of staying drug and alcohol free.
In 2013-14, the Youth Role Model group of some two dozen seniors included the PHS student body president, the captain of the football team, and an appointee to the U.S. Air Force Academy, among many other accomplished scholars and athletes. Each of these Youth Role Models was eligible to compete for a college scholarship open only to Role Models.
Based on the essays they wrote and their performance in a formal interview, each of the following five Youth Role Models won $1,000 scholarships last spring: Quinton Kreyling, Madeline Barrett, Jeremy Santillan, Cailey Kreikemeier, and Taylor Satterlee.
The Youth Role Model program is organized by the Prescott Police Department, but it relies on donations from the public to fund its scholarships. One hundred percent of donations goes directly to scholarships-no portion of donations is used for administrative or other costs. Please consider contributing to the Youth Role Model Scholarship fund by sending a check to Sgt. Ben Scott/Youth Role Models, Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina St., Prescott, AZ 86303, and make the check out to "Youth Role Model Scholarship Fund."
If you have any questions or would like further information about the Youth Role Model Program, contact Officer Bill Wolf, School Resource Officer for Prescott High School at 928-717-3290 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.