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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

One-time top freshmen named to Jr. First Citizen honors


November 1, 2016

SWEET HOME’S Junior First Citizen nominees this year are Shawn Wolthuis and Elea Hewitt.

Elea Hewitt and Shawn Wolthuis have been selected Sweet Home’s 2016 Junior First Citizens.

They are among 16 high school seniors, two from every public school in the county, who have interviewed for selection as the county Junior First Citizens and a college scholarship. All of the 16 also are invited to ride on the program’s float in the Nov. 11 Albany Veterans Day Parade.

The annual event has been coordinated by the Insurance Associates of the Willamette Valley for 25 years. Honorees receive a variety of gifts from participating businesses.

This isn’t the first honor the two hav...

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