January 29, 2019
From left are President Teresa Walden, Crystal Smotherman, Ayanna Rooks and Monica Fairbanks, president-elect and chair of the Live Your Dream Committee.
Crystal Smotherman was selected as the first place recipient. She’s a single mom who holds down two jobs and also sells Mary Kay while coaching her 10-year-old daughter’s youth sports teams. She is currently working toward her associate’s degree in accounting from Western Nevada College. She will receive an award of $1,250 and a gift certificate (worth $400) to a local law firm for basic life services (will, etc.).