A Juneau woman is among seven people being honored by Alaska’s first lady as 2013 Volunteers of the Year, Gov. Sean Parnell’s office announced Tuesday.
Sandy Parnell is recognizing Earline Smith, 92, for her 21 years of volunteering at Johnson Youth Center, the youth detention, treatment and education facility near Bartlett Regional Hospital.
“I’m speechless,” said Smith, reacting to the news Wednesday.
Smith was nominated for the award by Jo Dahl, a teacher at the youth center.