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Forsyth County Family YMCA announces volunteers of the year
Local teen, real estate leader among award recipients
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A local young woman and a real estate leader recently were recognized for their volunteer efforts in working with the Forsyth County Family YMCA.

Sharon Kanchik, 17, attends Cambridge High School in Milton but has been involved with the Forsyth County Family YMCA for four years. She serves as president of Leaders Club and is responsible for planning all events and activities for the club.

She also has traveled to South Africa on a YMCA Global Service trip.

“The Y provides me with a platform to impact people and to make a change in my community and in another continent,” Kanchik said. “I am able to experience new cultures, see new smiles and listen to new stories through the YMCA.”

Added Kanchik: “The YMCA has made me more confident and accepting of myself. I have realized that any action I make will have an impact in someone’s life.”

Mark Spain of the Mark Spain Real Estate Team also received an award for his service to the organization. He joined the Forsyth County Family YMCA when it first opened and has been volunteering there since 2013.

He serves as a member of the board and chairs the annual YMCA Spin-a-thon. His company volunteers at Camp Eagle Point for one full day — cutting trees, painting buildings, cleaning paths and anything else the YMCA needs to get camp ready every summer.

According to its website, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is a “powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.”

For more information, visit www.ymcaatlanta.org.