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Nolan Sankey named March Teen of Month

Nolan Sankey named March Teen of Month

Steamboat Springs Teen Council members have selected Nolan Sankey as Teen of the Month for March.

The Heritage Christian School senior was chosen for the honor because he is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council, which include demonstrating teens are valuable community assets; acting as a leader and/or a positive role model amongst their peers; and being committed to community service.

The Steamboat Springs High School junior is heavily involved in extracurricular activities and is described by his peers as a leader who is friendly and highly motivated to succeed.

Sankey is involved in Honor Council, Model UN, Speech and Debate Team, Spanish Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Math Club.

He also ski jumps with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, which practices five days per week and travels all around the country for competitions. This year, he traveled to Utah, Illinois and Vermont and finished the season in Connecticut for Jr. Nationals.

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Once the snow has melted, he trades in his skis for a set of golf clubs and represents SSHS on the Golf Team.

"What motivates me to be so involved is being able to make a positive impact in and be connected to my community," Sankey said. He added he thinks it's important for teens to be valued in the community because, "We are the future of the community. We are still intrigued by the wonders of life and believe that the future if full of opportunity."

Among Sankey's role models is his physics teacher, Eric Nilsson.

"Mr. Nilsson has not only taught me my favorite subject, but also valuable lessons on how to live life to the fullest," Sankey said.

When he graduates next year, Sankey plans to attend college and pursue a career in engineering with with the hope of designing technologies that help better the future.

In his free time, Sankey loves to ski and golf and says his biggest accomplishment is skiing every run on the Steamboat Ski Area in one year when he was just eight-years-old.

Sankey also enjoys dancing.

He has one brother and a sister, Logan, who won this award last year.

The SSTC works to increase positive leadership development involves teens in the community at large and provides substance free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and is funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council visit