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Recent St. Helens High School graduate awarded monthly Elks Teen recognition

Sidney AllenThe St. Helens School District has selected Sidney Allen as the Elks Teen of the Month for May.

Allen, who graduated from St. Helens High School on June 8, was selected for the award based on her involvement in school and community activities, as well as for her commitment to academics, according to a press release from the high school.

Staff at the high school describe Allen as a hardworking, conscientious student who brings a positive energy to the classroom, the release added.

While enrolled at SHHS, Allen was heavily involved in school leadership, National Honor Society and the Lion Crew. She volunteered at school blood drives, volunteered at graduation ceremonies, and volunteered with programs like Community Meals, youth soccer, high school booster auctions, middle school track meets and other events.

Allen also played varsity soccer and was involved in track and field for all four years of high school and earned a scholar athlete award for her accomplishments.

When she was selected for the Elks teen award, Allen said she was honored.

"This is truly a great recognition and I am very happy to have been chosen," Allen said in part in the press release.

Allen also spent much of her spare time volunteering in the daycare center at St. Helens High School and working with young athletes in youth sport programs.

Allen plans to attend Concordia University to pursue a degree in nursing. She hopes to eventually work as a pediatric nurse.

In her free time, Allen likes to play soccer, work out, and spend time with her friends and family. She also works part time at Bamford Bakeshop in Scappoose.

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