Middle school students honored

Five Canyon Creek Middle School eighth-grade students were given Youth Achievement Awards from the Clark County Youth Commission on June 14 at Skyview High School.

This 17th annual county-wide celebration recognized youth who demonstrate personal growth and community contributions.

It is the Youth Commission’s belief that every young person has the potential for achievement in a number of categories including arts, career development, citizenship, courage, education, environmental stewardship, family life, inspiration and leadership, according to a press release.

CCMS students honored include Tori Corkum and Gabe Dinnel for demonstrating empathy towards others. and Rachel McDonald and Jasmyne Mason for art achievement.

“I believe that everyone deserves respect,” said Corkum. “I really had not seen myself as someone who was empathic but I try to be nice, even when people are angry.”

The Youth Commission is a group of 30 students from throughout Clark County who are dedicated to bringing the voices of youth into the community and raising awareness about the achievements made by youth year round.