COUCH -- Lisa Ann Leroux, daughter of Keith and Carolyn Leroux, and Adam Ray Crowder, son of James and Phyllis Crowder, both of the Couch High School senior class, have each been awarded the national 'I Dare You' Leadership Award.
According to officials at the school, the award is in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and the potential for leadership. The award was presented by Couch High School principal Tom Bull in the honors assembly held May 14 in the school gym.
The award is made available each year by the American Youth Foundation in cooperation with high schools across the country. It was first offered in 1941 by William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis, who challenged young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award took its name from the book "I Dare You!," written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.
Leroux and Crowder received the "I Dare You" Award along with a scholarship opportunity to attend a National Leadership Conference sponsored by the American Youth Foundation.