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CHS Graduate Wins Mayor's Award

George Mitrev, CHS graduating senior - Class of 2020, received the Mayor's Award from Mayor Harris on Tuesday, May 26 at the Board of Aldermen meeting. The Mayor's Award is an annual award that recognizes one Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) student who has exhibited exemplary leadership and enthusiasm during their year with MYAC.
 
The Mayor's Award is an annual award that recognizes one MYAC student who has exhibited exemplary leadership and enthusiasm during their year with MYAC. George Mitrev was nominated and received this award for his outstanding commitment to this year's project, a reusable shopping bag, helping to secure sponsorships for the program. George also took the initiative to create the timeline for the project and was always ready to help with every facet of the project.
 
The Mayor's Award was created by former Mayor of Clayton Harold Sanger during his first year with the program. Mayor Harris wanted to continue the Mayor's Award when she became Mayor in 2019. MYAC was originally created by Mayor of Clayton Linda Goldstein and Community Advisor, Laura Stanton.
 
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is a collaboration between the City of Clayton and the Clayton School District. The program is designed to encourage high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government and build a greater capacity for civic participation.

These high school juniors and seniors meet with the Mayor of Clayton monthly, attend city board meetings, take tours of city departments and work on a community service project. The program is limited to 12 high school juniors and seniors who either attend CHS or live in Clayton.
 
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CHS Senior, George Mitrev