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March 05, 2014 - Youth recognition

Nominate local youth for a Youth Recognition award, 7 p.m., April 23 at Clarkston United Methodist Church.

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance hosts the Youth Recognition Ceremony and Dessert Reception to honor young people who have made outstanding contributions in volunteerism, behavior, academic achievement, and citizenship without compensation.

All youth nominated will be recognized for their contributions with certificates from CAYA and area dignitaries. Nominees, families, and nominators are invited to the dessert reception directly following the ceremony.

Nominees must reside within the Clarkston School District, and nominators must be adults. Nomination deadline is March 21. Call the Youth Assistance office at 248-623-4313.

Teacher of the Year

Deadline to nominate the 2014 Teacher of the Year is March 28.

This year, Clarkston Foundation and Suburban Ford will honor teachers who work in Physical Education, Visual Art, Performing Art, Music, Social Work, Counselors, Psychologists and Young 5's.

Check www.clarkstonfoundation.org for details and nomination form.

Zoo talk

Clarkston Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road, hosts Behind the Scenes at the Zoo, 6 p.m., March 8.

Zookeeper Gretchen Pitser of Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend, Ind., will talk about feeding and caring for the animals and what zoos are doing to help endangered species.

Pitser, a Clarkston High School and Michigan State University graduate, will discuss all aspects of zoo life for the animals. Participants are invited for a hot dog supper. Admission is free, with freewill offering taken for animal conservation.

For more information or reservations call 248-625-1611.

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