Good For You

Three honored at Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

Kristen Edgeworth, Valerie Burke and Jamie Wright were named Hamilton County's winners at the seventh annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards in Franklin, Tenn. The program, organized by Volunteer Tennessee, recognizes Tennesseans for outstanding community service.

Edgeworth, 15, was honored in the youth division for countless hours providing programs and services to adults with special needs at Signal Centers.

Valerie and Jamie, who have volunteered as a team at Erlanger hospital since 2007, were winners in the Adult division. Burke, born with spina bifida, is in a wheelchair; Wright is her caregiver. Together, they greet patients and provide information to hospital visitors. Both have accumulated more than 5,000 lifetime volunteer service hours.

Shirer selected to honor band

Alec Shirer, a junior percussion player at Cleveland High School, was selected from applicants across the nation to play in Music for All's 2015 Honor Band of America, held March 11-14 in Indianapolis, Ind.