The Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center held its Young Ambassadors kickoff pizza party Nov. 18 at Wintersville United Methodist Church.
Young Ambassadors were educated on the workings of the health center by Dr. Frank Petrola, the center's medical director.
Kelly Camarote of WTOV TV 9 discussed the importance of volunteering in the community.
Any Jefferson County sophomore, junior or senior interested in becoming a Young Ambassador can contact Jaye Lynn Needham, Young Ambassadors co-chair, at (740) 283-7220. Young Ambassadors work on fundraising projects to benefit the health center. The students compete for scholarships to be awarded at the health center gala held in April.
Upcoming projects for the Young Ambassadors will include a comedy show in February featuring Heywood Banks, a nationally known comedian. Heywood will perform a family oriented show on Feb. 17 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. Opening for him will be magician-comedian Dennis Regling.
Tickets are $30 and available by contacting Barb Steitz, Young Ambassadors co-chair, at (740) 283-7028.
Young Ambassadors include Katherine Moore, Catholic Central High School; Katie Ching, Steubenville High School; Sarah Mamula, SHS; Lashauna Wilson, SHS; Faith Bauman, SHS; Alyson Westfall, SHS; Mark Lopez, CCHS; Anthony Young, Indian Creek High School; Jake Mamula, ICHS; Jocelyn Wolpert, ICHS; Malieka Gurrera, ICHS; and Nikki Skeens, SHS.