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Reagans Are Proud Of Teen-Agers Who Won Public Service Awards

February 6, 1987

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.