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Tifany Meadows- Top Kid

by Jennifer Parker

    Tiffany Meadows is a straight-A junior at John Mall High School who is worthy of being recognized.  She recently won the Huerfano County 2007 Outstanding Youth Civic Award and for good reason. 

    Nominated by Deb Williams, owner of Journey Home,  Meadows aspires to be a veterinarian and open her own animal shelter.  She is passionate about all animals and feels that she is a voice for them.  She hopes to attend CSU in Fort Collins after high school, and is already preparing her college application.  The university only accepts 137 out of 3000 applicants and Meadows wants to stand out against the competition.

     Meadows is currently working for Dr. John Davis at Rio Cucharas Veterinary Clinic.  Patti Davis, office manager, describes Tifany as quiet, yet very directed toward her tasks, and an animal lover.

    She also volunteers her time and efforts as a teaching assistant every weekend from November through May at Journey Home, a non-profit organization that helps individuals through horse therapy.

    Meadows has proven herself to be of leadership quality.  In June she earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award and was recognized as an outstanding youth leader who has made a remarkable difference in the lives of others.

    In her freshman year, she was also chosen as the recipient of the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and attended Stanford University for an summer internship teaching leadership skills.

     Meadows said she is inspired by the independence of her mother, Elisha Meadows and by the strength of friend, Deb Williams.  Elisha Meadows described her daughter by saying, “She knows where she is going and is a really good person and friend all around.” 

    When Tifany was asked what keeps her motivated, she replied, “It is so important to learn because once you gain knowledge, you have it forever.”