Meet the 2018 Panel
These community members volunteered to serve as the selection panel to evaluate all the submissions and choose the ten $1,000 award recipients.
Julius Suiter: Retired Davie High School principal and coach with many years of mentoring and supporting youth in Davie. “Anything I can do to help our young people.”
Asia Moore: Moore and her family have been actively involved in Davie County for many years. She graduated from the Early College and is always looking for ways to make DC a better place for all.
Towfik Shehata: Founder and owner of Venezia Italian Restaurant. Venezia has supported youth activities and sports in DC for many years. Shehata has been an ardent supporter of the DRI from the first moment he heard about it.
Julie Whittaker: aka “Miss Julie” is a storyteller and youth librarian at Mocksville Library. Her greatest delight has been in helping young folks learn and grow.
Stephen Leighton, MD: Having mostly retired after 40 years as a family physician, he dedicates most of his time to service work in the community. Among his other activities, he is an active member of the local Civil Air Patrol Squadron, working with youth and senior (adult) members.