Giving back: LiveDAYBREAK awards college scholarships to two teens who make a difference

LiveDAYBREAK is thrilled to recognize a pair of high school seniors who have been exceptional members of the community with a 2,000 college scholarship for each teen.

Breanna Arsenault and McKella Leeper, both students at Herriman High School, have been named the recipients of the LiveDAYBREAK Teen Scholarship. The teens were awarded the scholarship thanks to their positive contributions to the Daybreak community and fulfillment of at least one of the five LiveDAYBREAK pillars; Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living, Giving Back, Interpersonal Connectivity, and Arts & Diversity.

According to LiveDAYBREAK Recreation Manager Marissa Campbell, the Teen Scholarship Program has been instrumental in the Giving Back pillar.

“One of LiveDAYBREAK key pillars is Giving Back. We have given back to the schools within Daybreak and outside organizations, and also directly to some of the teens who have made a difference in our community,” she said.

In a video statement, Breanna, who has served on the LiveDAYBREAK Teen Council, mentioned how much being a member of the group helped her make an impact on her peers.

Some of her favorite service projects were carving pumpkins that were donated for the Pumpkin Walk, prepping for the Ladybug Festival, and planning for the Teen Pool Party. While Breanna has had a lot of fun, the skills she has taken away from her service have been the most fulfilling part of Teen Council.

“I love Daybreak and it feels good to serve others and give back to my community through service-based clubs and through my participation in Daybreak Teen Council,” Breanna stated in her video. “I've learned leadership skills and how to serve others. I've also learned it's important to serve where you live, and that serving is always worthwhile. Growing up in this amazing community, it’s taught me that every day is a good day to be a Daybreaker”

McKella LeeperMcKella, who has lived in Daybreak for nearly a decade, explained in her application that Healthy Living and Giving Back became important pillars to her thanks to her runs around the lake.

“During one such run, I noticed that people were littering. There was trash on the grass and in the nearby construction areas which not only distracted from the surrounding beauty but served as a potential danger to children and wildlife. This made me decide to plan and schedule my youth group to clean the area,” she recalled in her statement.

Not only has McKella cleaned up around the lake, but she also organized a swim team for younger Daybreakers.  With help from her coaches at Herriman High School, she uses the club to encourage continued Healthy Living.

Congratulations to both Breanna and McKella! We are proud of your work to keep LiveDAYBREAK a wonderful community to live in.

LiveDAYBREAK Teen Scholarship Program Opens in the Spring time.

All applications received will be carefully reviewed by LiveDAYBREAK staff, who will make suggestions to the LiveDAYBREAK Scholarship Review Committee and choose who to award the scholarship. Two (2) $2,000 LiveDAYBREAK Teen Scholarships will be awarded

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