Two distinguished Dragons were recognized at the 2013 Celebrating Community MVPs Awards Banquet last Thursday, June 20. The awards ceremony recognizes outstanding community contributors for making a difference in Southlake, and Carroll students Andrew Adams and Courtney Kent were honored as the 2013 Youth of the Year by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. The Youth of the Year Award honors local students for their dedication and achievement in the Southlake area.
Andrew Adams is a 14 year old former Carroll Middle School student. At CMS, he was involved in National Junior Honor Society, Theater, Band, Football, Cross Country, Track and was an elected officer in the Student Council. Andrew was also an outstanding leader who exhibited character and is respected by both peers and staff. Outside of school, he is involved in Boy Scouts where he is a life scout rank, Relay for Life, Order of the Arrow, which is a Scouting National Honor Society, and he is a volunteer and active member of his church. His goals are to finish his Eagle Scout badge, graduate high school with all A’s and to help out at church in any way he can. Andrew will start at Carroll High School in the fall.
Courtney Kent is 18 years old and a recent graduate of Carroll Senior High. As a Dragon, she was involved in Varsity Marching Band where she was a section leader, Band Leadership Council, NHS, NSHS and Mu Alpha Theta. A Carroll Senior High Counselor described Courtney as being one of the most dedicated, resilient and caring students she has come across in her ten years in education. Outside of school, she is involved in the National Charity League where she is president and is the Vice Chair of the Southlake Youth Action Commission. She is also the founder of Sprinkles of Love, which is a charitable custom baking business where all the proceeds go to purchasing Nintendo Wii consoles for the Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Her goals include graduating from college and growing her non-profit, Sprinkles of Love.