ATHENA - First Citizens and Young Adults were recognized during the Jan. 24 Athena Chamber of Commerce award banquet.
Dick Scheibner and Everett Pixler were named First Citizens. Young Adult honors went to Daniel Winn, Amanda Kuehn and Renee Bauman.
Scheibner is an active volunteer and participates in several organizations, including the American Legion, Weston-McEwen Booster Club and Good Sam's Club. He helps put the flags around Athena on special occasions.
Pixlar is a musician who shares his musical talents at funerals, community activities, church, nursing homes or just for fun. He is a member of the Backwoods Boys.
Winn was described as "a young man that exhibits honest, integrity, kindness, compassion inner strength, spirituality and a good work ethic," in an article in the Athena newsletter.
Kuehn is involved in student government, homecoming and prom activities at school and plays volleyball, softball and is a cheerleader. In the community she has helped with little kids cheer camp, volleyball camp and helped young girls learn dances. She also babysits for her mother while her mother attends school.
Baumann is involved in student government, class activities, leadership class and national Honor Society. She has received numerous academic awards and is an avid volleyball player. Church is a focal point of her life and she volunteers countless hours with youths and also visits nursing homes in Walla Walla.
Kathy Jensen, Judy Price and Janet Mandaville were recipients of the Group Award, for their outstanding efforts and dedication to the dream of a new debt-free library.