The Lee County Genealogical Society has established an annual High School Youth Award to encourage students in Grades 11 and 12 in any Lee County Florida high school, to become family historians and begin researching their heritage.
At the May 17, 2012 LCGS monthly meeting, President Carol Rooksby Weidlich presented the second annual High School Youth Award to Elizabeth Hasty, a senior at Gateway Chater High School. Elizabeth earned this award for her genealogy research submission which demonstrated a fundamental understanding of genealogy research including documentation and biographical writing. At the meeting a cash award of $500.00 was presented to Elizabeth. Earlier in the month Mrs. Weidlich presented Elizabeth with an Award Certificate at the Senior Awards Assembly at Gateway Charter High School and encouraged next years junior and senior class to take part in this competition.