Forty Douglas County athletes were honored at the Molly Youth Awards Banquet on Monday night.
Equal parts tribute and awards show, with a dash of comedy roast thrown in, the awards were held at Genoa Lakes and are organized by MEFIYI Foundation's JoJo Townsell.
Four Douglas High School seniors received scholarships at the event. Brianne Burnside and Matt Thomas received $500 scholarships. Marissa Menicucci and Emily Garcia each received $1,000 scholarships.
A special merit award was presented to tennis player Amelia Ritger.
Lahlum was a member of the Douglas Dolfins and Douglas High School swim teams. She died April 23, 2009, and would have graduated this year. She, Mia Townsell and Maddy Gilbert served as staff for the annual awards, which were named for her that year.
Both Gilbert and Townsell are graduating from Douglas High School this year.
The awards are presented by Greater Nevada Credit Union.
The Molly Youth Awards are organized by the MEFIYI Foundation. MEFIYI stands for Me-for Incredible-Youth Inc. and was started in 1997 by JoJo and Suzi Townsell.
Townsell played pro football for the New York Jets. Suzi Townsell is the daughter of Carson Valley residents George and Josie Graham.
Kurt Hildebrand - Record Courier
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