Steamboat briefs: Maddie Labor named Teen Council’s Teen of the Month

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Maddie Labor, a freshman at Steamboat Springs High School, was named the Steamboat Springs Teen Council’s February Teen of the Month.

Labor plays varsity volleyball and tennis, and she serves on the student council. Last summer, she participated in the Service Learning Institute, a two-week program during which youths perform community service projects about Routt County.

Teen Council leaders said Labor “has a positive and kind attitude and works hard to always include everyone.” Labor said it’s important for teens to be involved in the community because they are the future of Steamboat Springs.

She loves to snowboard and she has a great sense of humor, but Labor’s favorite thing to do in Steamboat is spend time in the river during the summer. She hopes to play volleyball at the University of Pittsburgh and to eventually attend medical school and become a neurologist.

Labor will receive a $25 Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association gift certificate for being named Teen of the Month, and she’ll be featured on the city’s website.

The Teen Council works to increase positive leadership development, involve teens in the community at-large, and provide substance-free and alternative activities for youths. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. For more information, visit www.steamboatspringsteencouncil.org.

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