Sarah Oppmann of Blackman High School was named on May 7, the "2019 Youth of The Year" by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro. Sarah is the daughter of Andrew and Elise Oppmann.
The "Youth of The Year Award" recognizes a hard-working high school student who has attained high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership. This proven program not only rewards outstanding young people, but also provides an incentive for other youngsters to strive for equally high levels of achievement.
The "2019 Youth of the Year" candidates had to submit as essay using the National Exchange Club theme this year of "How I am a catalyst in my Community." The competition was open to all graduating high school students, public and private, in Rutherford County.
Sarah was selected for the Governor’s School for the Arts, being only one of 25 students in Tennessee selected for the Theater Performance section. That experience convinced her to pursue studies in Theater in college at Middle Tennessee State University.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro, chartered in 1951, meets each Tuesday Evening at Through the Grapevine and potential members are welcome to visit by contacting the Club through their Facebook page.
The Vision Statement of The Exchange Club is "A strong American, safe communities, and unified people." Their mission statement is "Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live."