SCC students receive Ohana Award

Representatives of South Central Calhoun High School, along with Kerri and Earl McAlexander, were presented the Ohana Award for their work in honor of the late Jacy McAlexander by Youth Empowerment Association board member Asia Nachampassak during the seventh annual YEA Kids Choice Awards on April 29 at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge. [Provided photo]

In Hawaiian culture, the word “Ohana” means family in extended form. It can be through blood, adoption or intention.

At South Central Calhoun, everyone is looked upon as extended family. According to plaque provided to the Titan upperclassmen by the Youth Empowerment Association of Fort Dodge, “family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

At the heart of this family whose colors are purple and black, the late Jacy McAlexander was the one who brought the family together.

At the YEA’s seventh annual Kids Choice Awards, held on April 29 at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge, SCC’s work in recognizing and honoring Jacy – their proverbial brother – was rewarded with the YEA’s “Ohana Award.”

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