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Members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council have selected Maura Glynn as Teen of the Month for November, 2016! Maura 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 his peers • Committed to community service
Maura Glynn is a senior at Steamboat Springs High School. Throughout the years, Maura has become involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities outside of school. You may have met Maura at the ice rink, as she has been playing hockey since age five, and has been the captain of both her Hockey and Lacrosse teams. Besides playing on a team herself, Maura has coached Intro to Hockey for girls ages 5 – 8 at the Howelsen Ice Arena. Her talent and passion for working with kids does not end there, Maura has also volunteered at Science Camp for the past two years. She has been in Math Club, the Science Olympiad, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Others in town may know Maura from her dedicated involvement with the United Methodist Church.
One of Maura’s greatest accomplishments was her attempt to start a High School Girl’s Hockey Team at SSHS. Through this effort, she learned a lot of valuable lessons, and wants to work harder to give girls more opportunities. This accomplishment allowed her to have a great impact on the community and advance her involvement in the Intro to Hockey program. When asking Maura what keeps her motivated to be so involved, she replied, “I want everyone to have the opportunities that I have had while living here, and in order to maintain programs, people need to be involved.”
After high school, Maura plans to go to college to study Neuroscience and possibly attend medical school. In 10 years, she sees herself still in school, pursuing a career in the medical field. Maura emphasizes that she has not gotten to where she is by herself. Ken Foster, her hockey coach for two years, is one of Maura’s biggest role models. She comments, “He is always so caring and helpful to anyone who needs help or wants help. He made me realize that sports are not just about playing the game, but about being on a team.” In Maura’s free time, you may find her baking cupcakes, watching movies and hanging out with her family and cats! She feels it is important for teens to be valued in our community because, “Teens often get a bad reputation due to lack of interest and involvement, (she) feels it is important that we draw towards being involved and help make a difference.”
Congratulations Maura! Maura will be awarded with a $25 Chamber Gift Certificate and will be featured in the Steamboat Today newspaper.