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July 16, 2018

2018 YPW Community Award Finalists

Winner will be announced at Founders' Day July 27

Alejo Cabral

We want to congratulate our Community Service Award finalists! They include: James Holland, Westar Energy; Roy Moye III, Spirit AeroSystems; Claudia Yaujar-Amaro, AB&C Bilingual Resources. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They have engaged in continuing efforts to preserve and promote Wichita through their time, service, and talents. Learn a little more about our finalists below.

James Holland, Customer Service Representative at Westar Enery

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Who is the person you would most like to go to lunch with and why?

I would love to have lunch with President Barack Obama. I would love to pick his brain to find out how he was able to balance being a father, husband, president, world leader and humanitarian while keeping his integrity in the midst of opposition and challenge for a full 8 years without an inkling of a scandal.

What has been your favorite YPW experience?

I am eternally grateful to YPW for some of the relationships birthed and opportunities created in this City. My greatest experience was being able to participate in Leadership Academy which allowed me to learn several different leadership styles and approaches and also how to apply those styles for work, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities.

What advice do you wish you would have known in college?

I wish someone would have told me that sometimes the major chosen is sometimes not where you will spend the rest of your life employed. Sometimes, you won’t find that genuine purpose until college is over and it’s ok if your purpose and your major doesn’t match up. Purpose is always better to fulfill than the curriculum.

Roy Moye III, Structural Design Engineer with Spirit AeroSystems

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What has been your favorite YPW experience?

One of my favorite YPW experiences was going on the Pizza Crawl in dowtown Wichita as an intern. We had the chance to meet so many other young professionals at that event!

What is the bet event/show you’ve seen in Wichita?

Common Concert, Riverfest 2017

Lion King Broadway Musical, Century II

 

Who is the person you would most like to go to lunch with and why?

It would be my brother and sister! They are hilarious and keep me grounded. We also have incredible conversations! Love them so much!!!

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro, Interpreter with AB&C Bilingual Resources

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Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Machu Picchu in Peru.

What is your number one restaurant recommendation in Wichita?

Los Compadres Mexican Grill

What has been your favorite YPW experience?

The mentorship program, and being able to listen to advice from Jeff Turner and Ben Hutton. Also getting to know other participants in my Group.


Find out what YPW member will win the Community Service Award at Founders’ Day on July 27 at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens. 

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