Anna Frutiger Memorial Service Award
Anna Frutiger was an active member in YAC throughout high school despite her very demanding schedule. Anna was involved in many after school activities and school organizations, but always made time to participate in YAC. Anna will always be remembered for her dedication to her friends and family, her education and her love for serving her community. She graduated from Alma High School in 2005 as valedictorian of her class and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 2009. Anna had just completed her first year of dental school at University of Pittsburgh when she suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in May of 2010.This award was established in her memory to honor Anna's commitment to serving others, and is awarded to a YAC graduating senior each year that also demonstrates a commitment to service. The recipient of the 2019 Anna Frutiger Memorial Service Award is Kayla Howey.
Pictured are Kayla Howey and Tyler Kinnunen
The leadership award is given to a YACer who inspires others to get excited about leadership, philanthropy, and service. This award honors someone that truly exemplifies leadership and consistently engages others to get excited about service, all while making an inclusive environment for everyone. The recipients of this award have dedicated an immense amount of time and passion into not only their community, but Gratiot County as a whole. Within YAC, they serve as a familiar face and role model to every member and volunteer, embodying themselves as an astounding YAC leader. The recipient of the 2019 Leadership Award is Tyler Kinnunen.