Reagans Are Proud Of Teen-Agers Who Won Public Service Awards
WASHINGTON (AP) _ First lady Nancy Reagan received a presentation in the White House foyer Thursday from 11 teen-age winners of public service awards and told them she and the president are proud of them.
The delegation represented 50 teen-agers who were honored for acts of heroism, courage, integrity, compassion or public service by the Alliance for Youth Opportunity, a project of the National Women’s Economic Alliance Foundation.
The winners chose the president and his wife as the Americans they most admire.
The delegation presented a certificate and a giant postcard with their best wishes.
″Thank you all for your courage and compassion,″ the first lady said. ″The president and I are very, very proud of you.″
The 11 were:
-Nancy Chick, 18, Little Rock, Ark.
-Diana Gomez, 18, North Miami Beach, Fla.
-Billy Hanes, 17, Winston-Salem, N.C.
-Will Mathews, 15, Wilton, Conn.
-Beula Spencer, 18, Keams Canyon, Ariz.
-Kirsten Stellaick, 16, Richfield, Minn.
-Jasmin Thames, 17, New York.
-Wayne Theurer, 13, Houston.
-Kevin Wanzer, 18, Indianapolis.
-Kristin Elizabeth Weller, 15, Holland, Pa.
-Cherri Williams, 16, Washington.