June 28, 2016


Congratulations – Elyria Salvation Army

Mckenzie Goldsmith & Manny Lewis

Mckenzie Goldsmith
& Manny Lewis

Mckenzie Goldsmith and
Manny Lewis, both of Elyria,
were selected to attend Strikepoint,
Salvation Army’s youth
leadership conference in
Hershey, Penn.

Both Mckenzie and Manny
are high school students and
are Soldiers at the Elyria Salvation

Mckenzie got involved with
the Elyria Salvation Army
through The Chronicle’s Not-
Forgotten Box toy and food
drive. She enjoys volunteering for their summer camp
program and helps out with many aspects at the corp. She is
involved in her schools Air Force JROTC program and excels in
Spanish. She has currently been accepted into the Lorain
County JVS Bakery and Pastry Arts program.

Manny has been acquainted with the Elyria Salvation Army
since he was approximately 8 years old. In addition to his local
corp, he is involved with Northeast Ohio Salvation Army’s summer
camp program, as well as the Salvation Army’s drama team.
He enjoys computerized design and drafting at JVS and football
and plans to continue his theological education.

The teens plan to reach out to their local community — one
act of kindness at a time. They want their peers to know “we are
worth more than our mistakes.”