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Area students lauded for good works

QUEENSBURY - Although by its very nature, volunteerism and service to the community are activities that are done without expectations of reward, sometimes it's good to recognize those that make these selfless contributions to school and community. This was the situation at the Queesnbury Hotel in Glens Falls the evening of May 14, when 24 students from 24 high schools/BOCES around the area were honored for these qualities by the Adirondack Area School Boards Association.

Each student was chosen for the award based on her/his service to both community and school. Examples of this volunteerism include being active members of local volunteer fire departments, volunteering as nursing home facilities, helping to coordinate local theatre groups performances, mentoring students at their schools, and being active in student government.

An excellent sit-down dinner was served at the Hotel for students, their families, and school personnel, who came to celebrate with their students. Local area students honored on May 14th included Eva Jean Andersson of Indian Lake Central School, Cameron Dubay of Minerva Central School, Hannah Jay of Johnsburg Central School, and Kevin Yandon of Newcomb Central School. Congratulations to all these students - they truly are role models in their schools and communities. When asked what he thought about the awards ceremony, Cameron Dubay noted: "It's really nice to be recognized and thanked."

Please thank these students for their contributions when you see them, and encourage others to become involved in service to the community and school.

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