Aja Swalberg, daughter of Ken and Jeanette Swalberg, received her Young Womanhood Award on Jan. 3, 2010. She is a member of the Clearfield 5th Ward.
Aja, 16, is a student at NUAMES High School where she has been involved in Mock Trial, English Quest, the award-winning Technology Student Association, and most recently, the National Honor Society. In March 2009, she represented her younger brother and the Utah Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association in Washington, D.C. as a TSA Youth Ambassador on Capitol Hill. One of her value projects was making her own and helping other girls make skirts, bonnets, bloomers and aprons to wear for Pioneer Trek. Aja loves to sing, and loves music in general. She is fascinated with Japanese culture, and plans to teach English in Japan when she finishes college. One of Aja’s biggest accomplishments is overcoming the extreme challenges related to her Asperger’s Syndrome while participating in these other activities. Aja completed her Personal Progress in November of 2008, but waited to get her award until she completed the newly added Virtue portion of the Personal Progress Program. She is a dedicated and inspiring Young Woman to say the least.