The Youth of the Year award recognizes a youth who has demonstrated dedication through volunteer work for a worthy cause and this year, the winner will recieve a scholarship from the Susan Scott Memorial Fund. The winner will be announced at the NSBA Honors Banquet on August 14, 2022!
When asked about the service hours devoted to the Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association, she said, “I love being part of the organization in a role that allows me to be a catalyst toward people coming together to enjoy the American Quarter Horse in so many ways.” Alexis has also spent more than 200 hours mentoring youth to become a team with their dogs and horses through 4-H, growing their confidence and deepening their relationships.
Alexis has also volunteered more than 40 hours as a peer tutor at her high school. She is very thankful for those who had the patience and knowledge to help her, so she volunteers as a peer tutor at her school any chance she gets. As a believer in the power of human/animal connection, Alexis also volunteers with the therapy animal program, Pet Partners, with her dogs Dalton and Disney, who are both hospital therapy dogs.
In addition to her studies, earning three athletic letters in equestrian, gymnastics and dance, this busy student has also earned her Emergency Medical Technician license for the state of Wisconsin.
Every one of this year’s finalists for the Youth Of The Year Award and Susan Scott Memorial Scholarship are outstanding individuals. We wish them each the best of luck on all of their endeavors.