Marion County High School junior Logan Sutphin has been named the MCPS Student Ambassador of the Week by ambassador advisors Laurie Followell and Troy Benningfield.
“Logan is very deserving of this recognition as he has proven to be one of our most prolific leaders this year,” Benningfield said. “He has participated in every single event we have had thus far and exemplifies what it means to work as part of a team. I respect his kindness, enthusiasm, and pride in The Knight Way! Logan is a pleasure to know and makes our program even better! Simply put, Logan Sutphin is AMAZING!”
This is Sutphin’s first year as a student ambassador.
“Even though this is Logan’s first year as a student ambassador, he has immediately jumped in to all of our activities,” Followell said. “Logan is the perfect example of enthusiasm, commitment, and responsibility. Not only does he want to be active as an ambassador, but he also is encouraging to those who work with him. I am thrilled to have him as part of our group.”
Sutphin noted that his decision to apply to the ambassador program stemmed from what he learned about the program from his peers.
“I heard about how much they’ve done around the school—they’ve done a lot to help out and I wanted to help out so I decided to join,” Sutphin said. “[The ambassadors] help out the community as much as we can […] if you’re wanting to help out more, this is definitely the club for you.”
Sutphin has served as an ambassador during several functions, including during Ham Days where he and others handed out books and school supplies at the MCPS Dream Bus. He’s also looking forward to the ambassadors’ annual Young Leaders Conference in the spring.
“I’m really excited for the Young Leader Conference and to get to speak in front of groups of people,” he said. “I haven’t really had much experience with talking in large crowds so I think it will be a new experience.”
Sutphin also had high praise for his two ambassador advisors.
“Mr. Benningfield and Mrs. Followell have really been two role models for me and I really do look up to them and appreciate all they’ve done for me,” he said.
Logan Sutphin is the son of Marschal and James Sutphin of Lebanon.