Twiner receives Young Womanhood Award
Karlee Twiner was recently presented with the Young Womanhood in Recognition Award for completing all of the value projects and the requirements of the personal progress program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is the daughter of Chris and Kallee Twiner of Maryville and is an Honors and “Star Student” in the eighth grade at Maryville Junior High School. Twiner completed many value experiences and projects such as cooking, making crafts, painting, working with young children, serving her family and others, and reading the scriptures daily. Currently, she is studying piano, performs with the Tennessee Treble Honors Choir including solo events in Mississippi and Nashville, and participates in her school’s drama club.
At a very young age she developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. With a constant desire to help others during and since her remission, Twiner has participated in many and various cancer awareness and cure fundraisers and activities such as “Light the Night” and “Walk for the Cure.” As a survivor and remarkable young women, she strives to lift others through her cheerful personality and exemplifies her passion for life in all of her pursuits. Her future goals are to become a teacher and raise a family of her own someday.