MIDDLEBURY A local student has won state recognition for her academics and character.
11-year-old Haley Franks beat out more than 2300 kids around the state to win the Mitch's Kids Youth of the Year award.
The Elkhart Truth reports that to win, Haley had to take two tests and complete 30 homework sections. Plus she went through 10 career sessions to learn about future job opportunities.
Haley is a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury.