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The Steamboat Springs Teen Council members have selected Annie Osbourn as Teen of the Month for September 2015!
Annie has been chosen for this honor by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council because she is an outstanding teen in our community and embodies the following values of Teen Council:
• Demonstrates that teens are valuable community assets• Acts as a leader and/or a positive role model amongst their peers • Committed to community service
Annie Osbourn is a senior at the Steamboat Springs High School and is involved in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Annie is a member of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams, is a Junior Mentor with STARS, has been a Student Council member for four years and is currently an Officer, she is an active member of NHS, and has also been on LINK Crew for two years. Although she is heavily involved with all of these activities, Annie still manages to maintain a 4.0 GPA. She says she is motivated to be so involved because “I get to meet so many inspirational people. Every person has a lesson to teach and a way to inspire someone. I have learned something from every person I have met and I am grateful to have those opportunities and finding ways to better myself.”
As much as Annie loves learning from others, it seems her classmates and teammates are learning from her as well. As a captain of both her volleyball and basketball teams she is looked upon as a leader and inspiration. Her classmates describe her as someone who is selfless and always willing to help others; someone who is hardworking and determined. That determination and selflessness has found Annie success in all of her endeavors. She describes her biggest accomplishment as becoming a volleyball and basketball captain. She says she is “honored to have my teammates respect.”
Annie is very humble in her successes and says couldn’t have done it without the help of her parents who have taught her hard work and compassion, her coach Pio Utu who has taught her how to be happy and given her inspiration, and her friend Tess Richey whom Annie describes as someone who is selfless, humble, mature and who always does the right thing. After graduation Annie plans to go to college to become a physical therapist. In her junior year she tore her ACL, MCL, and meniscus and said it was extremely difficult not being able to play and having to sit and watch her team. With the help of her physical therapists and her own hard work Annie is now almost fully recovered and able to play sports again this year. She would like to become a PT to help others like her get back to doing the things they love.
Congratulations Annie! Annie will be awarded with a $25 Chamber Gift Certificate and will be featured in the Steamboat Today newspaper.
About the Steamboat Springs Teen Council: The SSTC, in its 9th consecutive year, works to increase positive leadership development, involve teens in the community at large, and provide substance free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the City of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. The SSTC is funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.
To learn more about the SSTC, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ssteencouncil