Youth of the Month/Year

Our Youth of the Month program recognizes serveral of our areas most outstanding youth who are high school juniors.

Seven different high schools in our district participate in this program.  They include: Northwest, Colerain, North College Hill, Mt. Healthy, LaSalle, Mercy McAuley and Roger Bacon.  Monthly winners are selected throughout the school year by an interview team from the Northwest Exchange Club.

The selection is based on academics, leadership, school activities and community service.

The monthly winners are honored with a recognition breakfast at Clovernook Country Club.  They are presented with a personalized plaque and a $100 CASH prize .

At the conclusion of the school year, all the winners return for our Youth of the Year Banquet.  At the banquet each student presents an essay on a topic furnished by the National Exchange Club.  Additional criteria include school activities, grades and community involvement.  At the conclusion of the banquet, a Youth of the Year is selected.

The winner is presented  with a personalized plaque and a $500 CASH prize.  In addition, the winner will have an opportunity to compete as a senior for additional scholarship awards at the district, state and national levels.

Youth of the Year / Past Winners

Past Winners include:

  • 2022 - Deanna Smith, North College Hill High School
    YOY 2020

  • 2021 - Hawa Sow, Colerain High School
    YOY 2020

  • 2020 - Ela Verhoff, Mercy McAuley High School
    YOY 2020

  • 2019 - Anna Merz, Roger Bacon High School
    YOY 2019

  • 2018 - Jack Obermeyer, Northwest School
  • 2017 - Tatum Wilmes, Colerain High School (2017 District Youth of the Year)
  • 2016 - Katie Bermann, McAuley High School
  • 2015 - Jenna Averbeck, McAuley High School
  • 2014 - Ryan Mulvaney, Colerain High School
  • 2013 - Jelanie Mays, North College Hill
  • 2012 - Amanda Sheely, NW High School
  • 2011 - Victoria Lexson, Colerain High School (2011 Regional Youth of the Year)
  • 2010 - Susan Findley, McAuley High School
  • 2009 - T.J. Delaet, LaSalle High School
  • 2008 - Ashley Sandlin, Mt. Healthy High School
  • 2007 - Jennifer Walton, Northwest High School
  • 2006 - Megan Hathaway, Colerain High School
  • 2005 - Dominic Lanzillotta, LaSalle High School
  • 2004 - Dan Heister, LaSalle High School

2021-2022 Youth of the Month:

  • Grace Gehner, Colerain High School
  • Ethan Riesenbeck, LaSalle High School
  • Grace Ann Schreyer, Mercy McAuley High School
  • Deanna Smith, North College Hill High School
  • Emma Stouffer, Northwest High School
  • Grace Hoffman, Roger Bacon High School
  • YOY Winner: (May 3rd)

2020/2021 Youth of the Month:

  • Hawa Sow, Colerain High School
  • Joey Brown, LaSalle High School
  • Rose Hewald, Mercy McAuley High School
  • Emma Korman, Mt. Healthy High School
  • Linsey Rohrig, Northwest High School
  • Jocelyn Carraher, Roger Bacon High School
  • YOY Winner: Hawa Sow, Colerain High School

2019/2020 Youth of the Month:

  • Hebron Gurara, Colerain High School
  • Gabe Roman, LaSalle High School
  • Ela Verhoff, Mercy McAuley High School
  • Vivan Willis, Mt. Healthy High School
  • Mya Stewart, North College Hill High School
  • Michelle Mancini, Northwest High School
  • Samantha Mumper, Roger Bacon High School
  • YOY Winner: Ela Verhoff, Mercy McAuley High School

2018/2019 Youth of the Month:

  • Rachel Bickett, Colerain High School
  • Tyler Pessler, LaSalle High School
  • Lizzy Schutte, Mercy McAuley High School
  • Miss Israel, Mt. Healthy High School
  • Nicholas Goodwin, North College Hill High School
  • Allison Ackermann, Northwest High School
  • Anna Merz, Roger Bacon High School
  • YOY Winner: Anna Merz, Roger Bacon High School