Southern Colorado Student Wins Volunteer Award

By: Jason Aubry Email
By: Jason Aubry Email

A southern Colorado student has been recognized as the state's top youth volunteer for 2011, in her age group.

Memorial Hall in Pueblo needed a major renovation, so long-time dancer and theater lover 16-year-old Lindsey Buxman decided to do something about it.

Buxman initiated and campaigned for a ballot measure that would pay for the $10 million renovation. The measure, 2B, passed in November and now Buxman will be headed to Washington D.C. where she could be named one of America's top youth volunteers. "In this time of economic uncertainty, we all need to do our part to change the way things are," says Buxman.

The Centennial High School junior says, she is putting her $1,000 prize toward college and will do the same if she wins the $5,000 prize at the national level.

Renovation of Memorial Hall is expected to take 2 years and is being funded by tax dollars.

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