Outstanding Youth Volunteer Recognized at MSU Bobcats Game

Contact: Jennifer Lawson 406-444-1391
October 22, 2010
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-Saturday, October 23-

 Helena, MT – The Governor’s Office of Community Service (serve.mt.gov) announced today that MSU freshman Madison Nixon will be recognized as the Youth “Volunteer of the Game” at Saturday's MSU Bobcats' football game for her outstanding community service to the Bozeman community.   


The Governor’s Office of Community Service is recognizing outstanding community volunteers at home games throughout the 2010 Bobcat football season.  


“Montana has a long tradition of neighbor helping neighbor,” said Governor Brian Schweitzer. “We congratulate and thank Madison for her outstanding volunteer service with the greenhouse bus project that continues to benefit hundreds of school children in Bozeman.”   


Madison Nixon is 18 years old and has volunteered with the Bozeman Youth Initiative for the past two years. Madison was one of the leaders of the recently launched Bozeman Ozone Bus (BOB) project. BOB is a greenhouse on wheels that runs on bio diesel and educates school children about important environmental issues like food sustainability and alternative energy. The BOB project has already served more than 1,000 school children in Bozeman. Madison was one of two students who wrote and developed the curriculum for the BOB program, recruited her peers to get involved, took the lead on training instructors and has supervised the maintenance of the plants and greenhouse. Madison has also worked on a coffee to compost project.


“I volunteer because I see the needs in my local community and I know that I have the ability to fulfill certain needs as long as I have support from other volunteers,” said Nixon. “I think that everybody should take the initiative to support their community because it all comes back around.”


The Governor’s Office of Community Service was created in 1993 to promote and expand national service and volunteer opportunities in Montana.


Jennifer Lawson

Marketing Manager,

Governor’s Office of Community Service

(406) 444-1391 / c (406) 459-3483


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