Jenessa Fitch earns top LDS honor |

Jenessa Fitch earns top LDS honor

by Marion Ellison

Janessa Fitch recently received the high honor of earning the Young Woman Medallion at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This award is the “Eagle Scout” award for a young woman who has finished the outlined program for young women ages 12-18. It takes dedication and hard work to achieve this goal during the busy teen-age years.

Janessa is the daughter of Greg and Lorraine Fitch of Johnson Lane and the sister of Jared, who attends Douglas High School. Janessa graduated from DHS last year and she is currently studying secondary education at University of Nevada-Reno. Janessa has participated on the swim team for four years and has been a member of the Sunday ski program. She also enjoys animals, camping and other outdoor activities. She worked at Scolari’s during high school.

The LDS Young Women’s program takes six years of hard work in order to achieve this recognition. The motto is “Stand for Truth and Righteousness,” and the program emphasizes doing service for others as well as learning skills in faith, nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works and integrity. Each year for the first four years, the young woman chooses two goals to work on in her personal progress plan. The last two years of the program involve two major projects. Each project is chosen by the girl to help improve her personal worth and to be of service to others. Each project takes 20 to 30 hours to complete and requires a lot of thought and planning.

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