For the Star Journal
The 2016 Y Teen Character Awards Banquet took place April 4 at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. The evening was filled with inspiration and promise as 24 exceptional young adults from Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Lincoln and Langlade counties were honored. The recipients of this award are living examples of strong moral character, leadership and service dedicated to strengthening their families, schools and communities. We are proud of the 2016 honorees and look forward to seeing them shine as they move forward with their journeys.
Major event sponsors were Forest County Potawatomi, Rhinelander Rotary Club and WJFW. Table Sponsors were Rhinelander Kiwanis Club, Rhinelander Woman’s Club, Rhinelander Lions Club, NRG Media, Fourth Floral and Trig’s of Rhinelander.
The Y also recognized Keynote Speaker, Attorney Cana Laska, of Grace Legal LLC, Pastor Joseph Fehlen, Lane Kimble and Geoff Weller, Samantha Smith and Holiday Acres.
The 2016 honorees include Maria Huber, Anike Sulaimon, Presley Keeble, Tressa Lanse, Mason Wamego, Jade Kitchmaster, Eric Hedberg, Laurie Wildcat, Zach Shrock, Taylor Huza, Caitlin Crawford, Sawyer Rosner, Kiah Francis, Grace Hoger, Luke Ring, Jeb Skubal, Thaddens Heck, Adam Engel, Andrew Padgett, Samantha Siefert, Brandon Reinthaler, Alison Kubeny, Matthew Rudolph, Madalyn Sowinski