On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Elijah Hailey, a sophomore at Newton-Conover High School, was nominated for the 2017 YMCA Teen Character Award. Elijah takes Red Devil Pride in everything he does. As a peer, Elijah encourages his peers to come to school and do their best. He is always smiling and loves to support his fellow students. Recently, Elijah assisted with the development of a presentation to the NCHS student body on the upcoming campus clean up initiative. Elijah is certainly an asset to NCHS.
To qualify for a YMCA Teen Character Award, a student must be 12-18 years old and have demonstrated in an exemplary manner the character values of caring, honesty, respect, faith and responsibility. The nominee’s actions, character and leadership must have had a positive impact on individuals in their efforts at home, school, church or community. Nominations can be submitted by teachers, advisors, coaches, youth leaders, pastors, past winners or other non-related individuals. We are so proud of Elijah!