Plumbline Services believes in today's youth. Our Extraordinary Treasures program is dedicated to honoring the students in our community that may go unnoticed. These are students who inspire others to be great, they lead by example, overcome challenges and serve others. These students must be nominated by others and there are no requirements for GPA or career choice.
Nominations close 5/31/2021.
The 2021 recipients were announced earlier this summer, and their stories are so special, we thought it important to share some here:
Jake has had many accomplishments while attending high school. Academically, he is consistently listed on the school’s academic honor roll. His freshman, sophomore, and junior years he has received both academic and citizenship school awards from the staff at Cherokee Trail. He has consistently taken a full load of classes (standard, honors, and college-concurrent enrollment) each year and maintained A’s and B’s. Jake has successfully participated in the school’s performing arts program as a drum player and in pep band. Jake has an incredible work ethic; he continually asks how he can improve and is willing to meet and consult with his teachers to ensure his success at school.
Taylor has a servant's heart and extraordinary leadership potential. Taylor's experience growing up was certainly different from her peers; having a parent with a severe disability gave her the opportunity to lean into the challenges of life and to notice the needs of others. As a result, Taylor serves her family in different ways than most teens. Whether she lifts the wheelchair, helping her parent navigate obstacles or coming to help in times of emergencies, Taylor seeks to serve others. In the past four years, Taylor has also served as a student leader in her youth group, served on three Youth for Christ Project Serve teams in other states, served at two camps here in Colorado, and created a project called "It's a Colorful Life," where she acquired and packaged adult coloring and activity books and delivered them to our elderly community members during the pandemic.
Katie is a natural leader and helper — someone who gets genuine satisfaction from supporting others. This giving aspect of Katie spills into her faith as well. She has done research on ways she can give back and complete a mission program in Kentucky. Has she ever been to Kentucky? No. But that won’t stop her if that is what she chooses to do. Katie is going to continue to be an outstanding student in college and will be a huge asset to whichever university she attends. More importantly, she is undoubtedly going to make this world a better place as she continues to give selflessly within her chosen field.
Preston battled Stage 3A Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was just six years old and was eligible for a wish experience through Make-A-Wish® Colorado. In 2009, Make-A-Wish granted his wish to visit Walt Disney® World. What we didn’t know at the time, was what a wonderful ambassador Preston and his family would become for the organization. While all kids who receive a wish from Make-A-Wish Colorado become part of the Make-A-Wish family, Preston made a very special mark on all of the staff, volunteers, and anyone he encountered through Make-A-Wish. As Preston grew, he became a wonderful spokesperson for organization events, including the annual gala, Kids for Wish Kids® assemblies, and Walk for Wishes® fundraising events. At every event, he boldly and passionately shares his story of overcoming cancer and encourages donors to support wishes because of the impact that his wish had on his life.
Camden has struggled for years with bullying but has always worked incredibly hard to get by and overcome! Aside from his deficits, he has the gift of music and photography! After going through severe depression and bullying he was moved to another high school where he received the help and guidance he has been needing but lacking from his previous schools! The amount of support and love inspired Camden to write a song about his school years. "Words Do Not Hurt Me Anymore" has been featured on 9News.com and noticed by the wonderful foundation, Robbie's Hope, where they have put him on every music platform! Camden's goal is to now spread his lyrics to others that are hurting to hopefully inspire them to know they are loved and the bullies can't bring them down.