Below is an exerpt from Stewart’s farewell letter:
“The American Red Cross has been a part of my life since I started high school, and will continue to be even after I graduate from college. Serving on the National Youth Council has been an honor and a pleasure, but the more tremendous honor has been working alongside some amazing individuals. Bee and Ellen, you two have done an outstanding job as advisors–pushing when one needs to be pushed and pulling when one needs to be pulled. The Leadership Team has been near flawless in its approach to project creation, development, and completion. All that I ask is that everyone stay focused and passionate about the mission and values of this organization. To the newest members, the Red Cross youth of this country need individuals like you. Keep that passion from various applications and phone interviews burning inside you. If times get tough, revisit those items to remind yourself why you applied in the first place. The Red Cross is a part of who you are.
Continue to strive for the best. The National Youth Council consists of an amazing group of people.
Although we will all be missing Stewart, we are happy to welcome our newest member, Sabrina Rush, his replacement. Sabrina will be a freshman at George Washington University next year, helping our Chair, Joe Gibson, man down the fort at Red Cross headquarters in D.C.