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Ryle, St. Henry Students Appointed to GO Pantry Junior Board of Directors

Two Northern Kentucky high school students were chosen to join the junior board of directors at GO Pantry.

The organization, which provides food to Northern Kentucky students who do not have enough at home, is working to engage high school students on its board.

After an interview process, GO Pantry selected Griffin Gould of St. Henry High School, and John Dumancic of Ryle High School, to join.

According to a news release, the two students were selected based on their applications, interviews, and previous volunteer service with GO Pantry.

“These young men have already demonstrated a dedication to serving GO Pantry and I’m looking forward to working with them. The new ideas they bring to GP and their voice at our schools will help educate our community on the unfortunate need kids have for food,” said GO Pantry board president Bonnie Rickert.  

As a junior board members, Gould and Dumancic will be invited into the leadership of GO Pantry. 

They will participate in board meetings and be involved in the planning and direction of GO Pantry as it strives to meet the needs of local school kids struggling with food insecurity. The selected students will also be part of GO Pantry’s leadership team for volunteer events and community outreach activities. 

Gould, a sophomore at St. Henry, plays baseball for the high school, Northern Kentucky Baseball (NKB), and Northern Kentucky Baseball Elite. He also participates in archery, academic team, Future Problem Solving, Quiz Bowl, Movie Club, Science Olympiad, Student Ambassador Program, and Tech CRU.

Dumancic, a sophomore at Ryle, swims for the high school and YMCA Barracudas. He also participates in Ryle’s academic team and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and looks forward to participating with Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) in the current school year. Dumancic volunteers regularly with GO Pantry, Master Provisions, and First Church of Christ. As a freshman, he earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

-Staff report

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