Congratulations to Mercy McAuley junior Nour Shalash, who was named the Youth of the Year by the Exchange Club of Northwest Cincinnati!
The Northwest Exchange Club's Youth of the Month program recognizes the area's most outstanding youth who are high school juniors. Mercy McAuley is one of seven area high schools that participate in the program. Monthly winners are selected throughout the school year by an interview team from the Northwest Exchange Club. The selection is based on academics, leadership, school activities and community service.
At the conclusion of the school year, all the monthly winners return for the Youth of the Year Banquet. At the banquet, each student presents an essay on a topic furnished by the National Exchange Club. Additional criteria include school activities, grades and community involvement. At the conclusion of the banquet, a Youth of the Year is selected - and this year, the award went to Nour Shalash!
As the 2023 Youth of the Year winner, Nour was presented with a personalized plaque and a $500 cash prize. She will also have an opportunity to compete as a senior for additional scholarship awards at the district, state and national levels.
We are so proud of Nour! Congratulations!