The 2017 Kate Awards

This week we distributed the 2017 Kathleen W. Richardson Citizenship Awards to a wonderful group of young people here on the Eastern Shore! Known as the Kate Awards, these awards are given to high school students living on the Eastern Shore to honor community engagement and volunteerism (aka “great kids”!!) in memory of Kate, a founding No Limits member who was an active volunteer herself.


The 2017 Kate Award Board – thank you to Denise Brown for putting this board together!



Taylee Thomas, First Place Winner for 2017, is a 9th grader at Chincoteague High School.


Taylee is involved in numerous community activities. She is active in her church youth group, helps to feed the hungry, volunteers at community banquets and Vacation Bible School and other events. She was the top youth fundraiser at the Chincoteague Walk for Life and the 30 Hour Famine. Taylee has helped raise money for breast cancer awareness with her volleyball team, participates annually in Operation Christmas Child, and organized a local “Prayer around the Pole” event at which she was the main speaker. 


Taylee Thomas and Honorable Mention Winner Bradley Conner with the Kate Award cake.


Honorable Mention Winner Christine Brady is a senior at Broadwater Academy.


Honorable Mention Winner Madison Wessells is a junior at Broadwater Academy.


Honorable Mention Winner Bradley Conner is a senior at Chincoteague High School.


Christine and Madison (seen here with Denise Brown) came by early to receive their awards because Christine was due in Richmond for the Model General Assembly. 


Taylee and Bradley and their Moms came to the ceremony on Open House Day at No Limits. All of the Kate Award winners Moms deserve a lot of credit for raising such amazing kids!


Bradley Conner receiving his award. 


Another picture of Christine Brady and Madison Wessells with their trophies.

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