Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Elyria 42°


Congratulations - Elyria Salvation Army

Mckenzie Goldsmith and

Manny Lewis, both of Elyria,

were selected to attend Strikepoint,

Salvation Army’s youth

leadership conference in

Hershey, Penn.

Both Mckenzie and Manny

are high school students and

are Soldiers at the Elyria Salvation


Mckenzie got involved with

the Elyria Salvation Army

through The Chronicle’s Not-

Forgotten Box toy and food

drive. She enjoys volunteering for their summer camp

program and helps out with many aspects at the corp. She is

involved in her schools Air Force JROTC program and excels in

Spanish. She has currently been accepted into the Lorain

County JVS Bakery and Pastry Arts program.

Manny has been acquainted with the Elyria Salvation Army

since he was approximately 8 years old. In addition to his local

corp, he is involved with Northeast Ohio Salvation Army’s summer

camp program, as well as the Salvation Army’s drama team.

He enjoys computerized design and drafting at JVS and football

and plans to continue his theological education.

The teens plan to reach out to their local community — one

act of kindness at a time. They want their peers to know “we are

worth more than our mistakes.”

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