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Last Month's Winners

Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Zarephath Christian Church- Zarephath, NJ

School / Community Involvement
– SGA Secretary 2014-2015
– SGA Vice President 2016-2017
– Youth Group Leader
– Children’s Ministry
– Camp Orchard Hill Counselor

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Dean’s List
– SGA Award
– Zarephath Get Connected Class Certificate

Career Goal: Social worker and work with urban youth
GPA: 3.0
College: Pillar College

“Evelyn turns in solid work and participates very well in class. Ms.Hernandez was also elected Vice President of the Student Government Association of Pillar College due to her proven leadership skills and Christian character.Ms. Hernandez has demonstrated growth as a student and especially as a woman of God. I have witnessed tremendous growth in her faith in spite of very difficult obstacles. Ms. Hernandez lives in the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, And self-control that God desires for us.” Russ Wills- Associate Faculty (Pillar College)
Daniel Herrington

Daniel Herrington

- Point Pleasant, NJ - Sacred Heart Church

School / Community Involvement
– National Honor Society
– Altar Service at Sacred Heart Church
– Class Vice President
– Varsity Ice Hockey
– Mentor for the Brick Stars Challenger Ice Hockey Team

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– AP Scholar Award
– NJYHL Championship First Place: 2016
– Letter of Recognition on behalf of the Brick Stars
– 2016 - 2017 Homecoming Court
– National Honor Society

Career Goal: Work for the Federal Government
GPA: 97.25
College:The George Washington University

“Resourceful, driven, self-motivated, and ethical are adjectives that come to mind to describe this young person of character. As a matter of fact, I have never had a more focused and driven student in all my 17 years as a school counselor.In addition to all of his academic involvement, Daniel still finds time to volunteer with the Brick Stars and the Schroth School - both involving students with disabilities.He is an amazing combination of gentle compassion, serious focus, and an incredible desire and ability for a rigorous course of study. ” Karen Luicci, Guidance Counselor

World Changers Award

Ryan Faison, College & YA Pastor

Christ Church - Montclair, NJ

Rev. Ryan E. Faison, M.Div. serves as the College and Young Adults Pastor at Christ Church in Montclair and Rockaway, New Jersey. In this role, Pastor Ryan provides leadership and oversight to the growing community of young adults, college students and emerging leaders. Pastor Ryan serves as a youth/young adult conference speaker and lecturer, including the New Jersey State Department’s MLK Youth Leadership Conference as well as a host of other conferences and seminars. Read more »

The YCL Community, with your help, wishes to recognize extraordinary individuals who are sacrificially investing their talents and resources in helping our youth to become World Changers. Help us honor those who you feel should be the recipient of the next "World Changers Award". Recommend Our Next Honoree

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