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EJ Students Recognized for Community Service

JUNIATA SENTINEL, MIFFLINTOWN, PA
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2024
By BETH BRUBAKER
MIFFLINTOWN — Three members of East Juniata High School’s Christian Fellowship Club attended a Juniata County commissioners meeting last month and were recognized for their community works, school spirit, and being godly examples to their peers.

Nine club members were honored Aaron Kanagy, Shirley Symmerman, Jasmine Arnold, Owen Dressler, Addison Benner, Danika Lucas, Rebecca Ehrisman, Kolten Martin, and Cole Brubaker but only three attended. The others have graduated and moved on to college.

Each student received framed certificate and a gift bag from the Mifflin Juniata United Way.

Kenda Hass, of the United Way, and Robin White, vice president and project director of the Juniata County Prevention Board, commended the students for their efforts.

“We’re here as a part of our Youth Spotlight initiative,” White said. “These students meet biweekly before school to pray for one another, their peers and their teachers. They also have a brief devotion intended to encourage (each other) to be examples of Christian love, kindness and generosity in their school and community. Their bi weekly meeting attendance is between nine to 12 students.”

The group also participates in service projects such as packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child and collecting cans of soup for the Bread of Life outreach in Newport and Thompsontown.