Natural leader has a strong moral compass Kory Young, 14, is the son of Brian and Kim Young and brother to Brianna, 11, and Christina, 9. Kory’s teachers call him responsible, trustworthy and hardworking. “Kory is so accepting of others,” staff at ERMS said of him. “He shows that it is a good thing to have good character and it is a good thing not to judge.” Kory is the type of student you can count on to do what needs to be done. When he is given a challenge, he will follow through one hundred percent. He is reliable and works without supervision. His teacher said she would trust him to watch over children because he has so much character and a strong sense of morals. In football, it is easy to see Kory’s strong natural leadership. He is captain of his team and makes sure no one is left out. He is also a leader in his video production class. His positive attitude is reflected in his determination to improve any situation. He pays attention to details and has a natural moral compass as his guide. He challenges himself and rises to meet those challenges. Kory has been chosen as Student of the Month at East Rockford Middle School and is on the National Junior Honors Society. He earns a placement on the Principal’s Honor Roll and has been Writer of the Month. Kory became a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was just 8—only two levels below a black belt, the highest level. He enjoys baseball, football, snowboarding, drawing, painting, hiking and mountain biking. He volunteers at God’s Kitchen to help those less fortunate. Kory is a hard worker and natural leader with great strength of character. His ability to put his best effort in all he does, yet still make sure those around him receive any help he can offer, make him an Example in Excellence at East Rockford Middle School.