Seniors receive Potomac Youth of the Year Award

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

Congratulations to seniors Danielle Collins and Ben Kramer for being named Potomac Co-Youth of the Year by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce.

Kramer, who is a founding member of the CHS Key Club chapter, was nominated by Principal Joan Benz.

“[Being named Youth of the year] is a confirmation that people have recognized what I’ve done,” Kramer said. Collins was nominated by the CEO of Bluemercury, Inc., a company for which she has interned for the past two summers. Collins has been involved in the local community throughout her high school years.

Additionally, she has been a longtime volunteer for the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, and last year, she created her own column in the Potomac Almanac newspaper in which she focuses on local high school life. She also co-founded a tutoring and mentoring program at Herbert Hoover Middle School where she works each week to help middle school students with their work.

“I am very honored to receive the award and look forward to continuing work within my local and school communities,” Collins said.