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Volunteers of the Month – December 2015

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Chloe & Megan Kilzi
Chloe and Megan Kilzi are inaugural members of the Highlands Youth Advisory Board, HY, helping name the board, design the logo, and draft the mission statement, legacies that will carry on for generations to come! The Kilzi family is relocating to Chicago later this month. These two girls worked tirelessly at HY events, with no job being too big or too small. Their input and energy will be missed by their peers and the staff at Highlands Council.

The sisters tell you what volunteering in Issaquah Highlands has meant to them:

AlexMeganChloeRachel Chloe Kilzi: The HY has planned so many great events for teens in the community from super bowl parties to egg hunts, and I’m honored to have been a part of it. I know there are many more events and projects to come out of the HY in the future from my fellow board members. I’ll miss them all, and I’ll miss being part of such a great community. I encourage everyone to come out to the events the HY plans, and to apply to be part of the board itself when spots open up next spring. It really is a great opportunity and I know my fellow HY members will continue to do great things
for the community. Being a part of the HY board has been incredibly fun, incredibly rewarding, and allowed me to grow as a leader.

HD14 HY and GRP group shot
Megan Kilzi: When I first moved to the Highlands in 2014 it was just the place where my house was, but that changed quickly. It began to become something much bigger. Thanks to Mrs. (LoriAnn) Morrey and her daughter, Alex, who took me and my sister to the introductory meeting for the HY
(Highlands Youth Board).

 

When I first joined the HY I wasn’t sure if it was my thing and if it was what I wanted to do with my spare time, but it changed my life. The Highlands Youth Board brought a group of teens together to plan events just for teens. I met so many wonderful people through the HY, some of which are now my closest friends. The HY made me feel as if I belonged. 

 

I had so many amazing opportunities to volunteer, from wearing a stretch suit for Grand Ridge plaza, to volunteering at the Highlands Day Festival. For anyone out there who wants to be more involved in your community or try something new I would definitely apply for the HY.
Last but not least I want to thank Christy Garrard for everything! She took a chance on me and it evolved to something so much bigger. Christy I cannot describe the effect you have on our community. Thank you so much!