Steamboat Springs Alicia Hall, a member of this year's graduating class at Hayden High School, is the Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs' Teen of the Year for 2006.
A stellar student who finished the third semester with a 3.85 grade-point average, Hall served as senior class president, captain of the cheerleading squad and a member of the varsity volleyball team at Hayden High School. The 18-year-old has also been involved with the Community Action Network, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and Partners in Routt County, where she is in her second year of mentoring an eleven-year-old girl. Hall has also donated time to numerous community service efforts, including Toys for Tots, peer tutoring and recycling programs.
She has worked as a lifeguard at the Steamboat Health and Recreation Center and as a sales person at Soda Creek Western Mercantile in Steamboat Springs.
Hall served as president of her class throughout high school and made the high honor roll every semester. She will attend the University of Colorado at Denver in the fall, where she plans to study health.
"Alicia is a wonderful young woman that has tons of potential," said Libby Foster, a case manager with Partners. "She is a pleasure to be around."
The Optimist Club named Hall it's Teen of the Month in February. She said her hobbies include reading, writing, and watching movies with friends and family.
"I really admire how she is so willing to go above and beyond to help others," Foster said. "Alicia is extremely bright and selfless."