And thank you to everyone that nominated these exceptional individuals!


Anna Aarstad, Logan Heflin, Hannah Latella, Levi Lathrop, Myka Lee, Tyler Nichol, Dylan Pederson, Dawltin Phillips, Austin Smith, Chelsea Spinelli, Logan Spinelli



Daniel Young – Clarkston High School

Nominated by :  Lt. Col. Stephen Heflin and TSgt Doug Lincoln, AFJROTC Instructors at Clarkston High School

Daniel has accumulated 82.5 hours of community service since the beginning of school on 30 August 2016.  His contribution toward the 1700 total community service hours accomplished by the students enrolled in the Charles Francis Adams High School’s Air Force JROTC program is far and above the highest.  Daniel has prioritized the core value of “service before self” and as a freshman he has set a magnificent standard of unselfishness for his peers to see firsthand.  He has volunteered for the set up and take down of the Christmas lights at Vernon Park, the fundraiser for Tri-State Hospital Festival of Trees, helping the Asotin County Library with their book fairs, the local knowledge bowls, the quilt fair during fair weekend, and many more service events.  His contributions to our community have been superb.

Daniel is the epitome of upstanding character and integrity.  He represents himself, JROTC, and the high school with absolute class.  Daniel arrives at school each and every day prepared and ready to work.  He arrives with a smile and a positive, can-do attitude.  If any of his peers need help with academic work Daniel is always the first to offer his assistance.  His humility, kindness, and caring nature are felt by all those who associate with Daniel.  Daniel inspires me every day with his selfless attitude and tremendous work ethic.  I have never heard Daniel complain, it’s all about what can we do to fix the problem; his maturity level is beyond his years.  Daniel Young deserves the recognition of Asotin County Youth Commission’s Youth of the Year for setting the right example and inspiring others to think beyond themselves.       


Tycie Perry – Clarkston High School

Nominated by Pat Sabotta, CHS Gear Up Manager

During the 2016-17 school year, Tycie Peery served a team manager for both the Clarkston High School girls basketball program and track & field team.  In her role, Tycie would go above and beyond the expectation of a typical high school team manager. Day to day, she would prepare needed equipment and facilities for practice sessions.  She would run errands and take attendance for the coaches.  Anything the coaches or players asked, Tycie would do.  She would perform her duties to the fullest and always with a positive attitude.  Her smile and cheerfulness was contagious.  She would brighten to mood of the most intense practice or game situation with a look or word of encouragement.  Tycie has made a tremendous impact on both athletes and coaches at Clarkston High School.

It is one thing to be a team manager because you need service hours or just to be involved.  Tycie takes it to another level.  She truly cares about the athletes, teams, and coaches.  Tycie believes that by her performing her duties at the highest level, and with a positive attitude, she can impact the success of the athletic programs.  Tycie Peery is the ultimate team player.  Clarkston High School is extremely fortunate to have her in the school and athletic programs.