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Youth Council

Six Members Earn Honor Cord

Post Date:09/15/2016 10:12 AM

Five feet, eight inches long and braided in colors of red, white and blue, the Sandy Youth City Council (SYCC) Honor Cord is a symbol of the spirit and purpose of the SYCC organization.  Six outstanding SYCC seniors earned this Honor Cord and a Certificate of Achievement for the 2015/16 school year.  Those seniors are Maddie Berrett, Olivia Cline, and Annie Wrigley of Jordan High School; and Mary Bryner, Colton Liu and Canyon Smith of Alta High School.  The cords and certificates were awarded to these students by Mayor Tom Dolan, Councilman Steve Fairbanks and Council Chairwoman Kris Coleman-Nicholl at the Sandy City Council meeting on May 31, 2016. Congratulations go out to these outstanding youth. 

The SYCC Honor Cord program was a suggestion of a former SYCC member, Matthew Lehr, and it began in the 2014/15 school year.  It is awarded at the end of the school year to SYCC seniors who have been active members of the organization and who have met several additional requirements, such as 20+ hours of community service; a 300-500 word essay on some aspect of local government that was learned throughout the school year; recruiting two new members to the SYCC for the following year; recognizing an outstanding teacher at the SYCC Teacher Appreciation Dinner and writing a tribute about the teacher; and several elective requirements.

The SYCC has been a youth organization of Sandy City for twenty-five years.  Its purpose is to learn about and to participate in our local government; to give service to the community; and to build leadership and social skills among its members.  Members are high school students who either live in Sandy or attend a high school in Sandy City.

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