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BOISE, ID – Franklin Building Supply recognized outstanding High School students throughout Idaho and Northern Nevada when they asked the community to nominate deserving candidates for their High School Hero Award. It was announced that two winners had been selected to receive awards for this season: Kaylee Arnold, a senior at Cascade High School in Cascade, ID and Kayler Detmer, a senior at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls, ID.

Award ceremonies were held for both students; Arnold at Cascade High School on Tuesday, December 15th and Detmer at Franklin Building Supply’s Twin Falls location December 16th. Both students accepted their awards surrounded by friends, family and faculty members from their schools.

Franklin Building Supply donated $500 in both Arnold’s and Detmer’s name to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of their choosing. Arnold chose to donate her money to the Alzar School Valley County Scholarship Fund, which is an outdoor adventure school she attended for 6 weeks in Chile. Detmer donated her $500 to Pennies for Possibilities, a charity started by the Canyon Ridge Student Council which provides Christmas for less fortunate families in the community. In addition, each winner also received a $150 cash prize for themselves, state wide recognition, and a special High School Hero sweatshirt.

“We wanted a way to recognize outstanding high school students in all the communities that we serve and Kayler and Kaylee really stood out to us,” states Rick Lierz, President and CEO of Franklin Building Supply. “Kayler is captain of her varsity softball team and was named the 2015 Softball Player of the Year by both KMVT and Times News. Next year she will be attending Stanford University on an academic scholarship where she will continue her softball career as a Cardinal. She will be graduating from high school with a 4.0 GPA and 40 college credits. Our 2nd winner, Kaylee, has been involved in countless community benefit initiatives. She is not only president of her class, but also president of the National Honor Society. She has volunteered over 200 hours of community service at the Boise YMCA, all while maintaining a 3.93 GPA and completing 25 college credits.”

Nominees were judged on the basis of multiple achievements including grade point average, academic activities, school related extra-curricular activities, and community and/or civic related involvement. Students will have another opportunity to win a High School Hero Award later this spring.

About Franklin Building Supply: Franklin Building Supply has been locally owned and operated since 1976 when the doors to their first location in Boise, Idaho opened. Franklin now serves more contractors and homeowners throughout southern and central Idaho, northern Nevada and eastern Oregon than any other pro-dealer in Idaho. Franklin proudly employs more than 300 team members and operates 17 facilities which include pro/retail building material locations, design center showrooms including Design Innovations in Meridian, and manufacturing facilities which include trusses, pre-hung doors, granite slab countertops, closets and cabinetry.

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