The 53rd annual Youth Appreciation Banquet was Monday night.

New Castle’s three Optimist clubs recognized 22 New Castle High School seniors at the annual dinner, one student from each NCHS department and several New Castle Career Center programs.

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New Castle High School seniors were recognized Monday by New Castle Optimists.

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New Castle Optimists served dinner to the New Castle seniors and their families.

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Kreigh Cook, an administrator at IU Ball Memorial Health, spoke to the honored seniors Monday.