Congratulations to local firefighter Nikkole Jones for receiving the Keisha Engley Award from the Chelan-Douglas Youth United Way. Nikkole joined Lake Wenatchee F ire & Rescue in 2015 as a cadet and was the first youth Cadet to become a qualified firefighter for LWFR. She is the daughter of Michelle and Chuck Kocher of Lake Wenatchee. LWFR Chief Mick Lamar, Lieutenants Chuck Kocher and Mike Stanford and Firefighter Tim McElravey were attendance the ceremony to honor Nikkole for her achievement.
The KEIA is presented to a high school senior who has completed the United Way Youth United Program for contributions to their community that surpass those of their peers and invokes inspiration and action in others; someone who aspires to make a difference and “proves it” based on their work and motivations; someone who makes a plan to effect change and make an impact and puts the plan into motion.