Among elite two percent who earned recognition
Loveland, Ohio – Loveland Middle School (LMS) students Hanna Cosgrove and Kylie Eldridge have been selected from 4,000 campers who attended YMCA Camp Ernst to receive the prestigious YMCA Honor Camper award. This selection places Cosgrove and Eldridge in an elite two percent of campers who won.
“Hanna and Kylie have earned a great recognition as YMCA Honor Campers,” said LMS Principal Chuck Ogdan. “LMS is very proud of their steward leadership and willingness to mentor others.”
“These campers made our jobs so much easier,” YMCA Camp Ernst Counselor Jackie Healey said.
A tradition since 1928, Honor Camper was created by Willard L. Wade, the founder of Camp Ernst, to recognize campers with outstanding character and leadership. Camp Ernst staff of more than 200 nominates and votes on campers who they believe display the YMCA core character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility at the end of the weeklong session.
“These campers made our jobs so much easier,” YMCA Camp Ernst Counselor Jackie Healey said. “We do not just want to recognize the fastest runner in the track meet or the best singer at the campfire, but also those who helped others and showed true leadership all week.”
“Successes such as these exemplify our building mission of Improve or Deteriorate,” said Ogdan. “Because of students like Hanna and Kylie we are making improvements every single day at LMS. Go Tigers!”