Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service

Honoring Outstanding Youth

We know there are awesome students and adults doing incredible things in our community. Our Hall of Fame honors them through a number of awards at an annual celebration breakfast.

2017 Hall of Fame Awards

Youth of the Year – Abby Mueller, Reitz High School
Robert “Scooter” Tiemann Servant Leader Award – Joey Gerteisen, Memorial High School
Nancy Sieben Koehler Mental Attitude Award – Kaylee Barton, Memorial High School
Nancy Sieben Koehler Scholarship – Meghan Stewart, Bosse High School
Outstanding Seniors – Dawson McIntosh & Faith Straw, New Tech Institute
Outstanding Alumni – Erin Meyer, 14 News & Lucas Keck, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Outstanding Volunteers – Angela Koehler Lindsey, Cedar Hall & Chip Tiemann, Morgan Stanley

All proceeds benefit Youth Resources’ Make A Difference Grants.

If you would like to support the Hall of Fame as a sponsor, please contact jessica@youth-resources.org for more information.

Nominate A Student For Youth of the Month

Students ages 5-18 are eligible for nomination. YR’s Board of Directors reviews each nomination packet
and chooses that month’s honoree. Nominations must be submitted by the 25th of each month. If a
student does not win in a given month, the same student may be nominated in a different month.
For example, Joe Smith could be nominated in September, October, and November.

Youth of the Month winners are recognized in the Evansville Courier & Press, on 14 NEWS and on
YR’s social media channels.

Youth of the Month winners are automatically included on Youth Resources’ Youth of the Year ballot.
YR names the Youth of the Year at our annual Hall of Fame breakfast.

Nominate A Student Here!

Meet Our 2016-2017
Youth of the Month Winners



Landon Eisenhut
Castle High School

Landon’s Story



Geoffrey Greer
North Junior High

Geoffrey’s Story



Grant Riordan
Mater Dei High School

Grant’s Story


Emily Westrich
North High School

Emily’s Story


Champ Brinkley
McGary Middle School

Champ’s Story


Hadley Mosby
Castle High School

Hadley’s Story


Josee Gibson
St. Ben’s Cathedral School

Josee’s Story


Samantha Johnson
New Tech Institute

Samantha’s Story


Abby Mueller
Reitz High School

Abby’s Story




Audrey Watson & Sophie Fanok
Castle High School

Audrey & Sophie’s Story


Arjun Dhawan
2016 Youth of the Year

arjuanYouth Resources named 16-year-old Arjun Dhawan as its 2016 Youth of the Year during its 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Celebration, sponsored by the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, on April 13, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Airport.

Dhawan was tabbed Youth of the Year by Youth Resources’ Board of Directors as a result of his innovative service through building devices to serve the visually impaired and distracted drivers, along with his active leadership in many school clubs and YR’s Teen Advisory Council.

Dhawan has a patent pending for his device called “The Third Eye”, which uses a 3-D sensor to identify objects in the room via auditory command. He is presented his newest invention, a distracted driving sensor capable of recognizing manual, visual and cognitive aspects of driving, at the 2016 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.




Don & Karen Apple
Ryan & Jessica Beal
Jan & Pat Elsea
Dr. John Purdue
John & Tamara Skinner
Vanstone & Kornblum


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