Youth ambassador plans presented to Ellsworth chamber
Plans for the new Ellsworth Area Community Youth Ambassador Program were presented to local chamber of commerce members Thursday.
Linda Hines of the chamber said interest in the new offering, which replaces the Miss Ellsworth Program, is growing.
"I've been getting calls and e-mails," said Hines, who chairs the organizing group.
The youth ambassadors will be recruited from area high school juniors, she said. Two youths will be chosen annually, either two boys or two girls, or one boy and one girl. They will make an 11-month commitment, serving from February to December, and be expected to submit a project proposal.
"They won't be going to parades," she said, referring to a duty of the past royalty. The ambassadors will make most of their contributions here at home, she added.
Ellsworth School Superintendent Barry Cain has agreed to be the chamber's contact to the ambassadors, Hines said. The first pair will be selected around Christmas time and be announced at the chamber's annual membership dinner.
Read more in the print version of the Herald June 30.