Lyndonville Lions Club honors Top 10 in Class of 2024

Provided photos: The Lyndonville Lions Club honored the Top 10 grads in the Class of 2024 last Thursday. Lions Club members Russ Martino (left), Harold Suhr (second from left), and Eric Johnson (right) are shown with the Top 10 and Principal Dr. Aaron Black. Each student then received a $100 gift card from the Lyndonville Lions in recognition of their academic excellence.

Posted 10 June 2024 at 10:18 am

Press Release, Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Lions Club recognized the Top Ten seniors during a brunch last Thursday at the White Birch Golf Course.

In a break from tradition, the Lions held a brunch in honor of the graduating Class of 2024.  In previous years the Lions held an evening program to honor the ten top graduating seniors. It was proposed by the Club that a brunch-like setting might offer an improved experience for both students and club members.

The top ten seniors were individually recognized for their academic achievements by High School Principal Dr. Aaron Slack. Each student then received a $100 dollar gift card from the Lyndonville Lions in recognition of their academic excellence. The Top Ten include Maddie Baker, Daniel Barry, Katelynn Breeze, Austin Gardner, Bradley Jisa, Joselyn Mack, Hailey Skowneski, Hannah Songer, Elizabeth Whipple and Tisha Zeitz.

In addition to the Top 10, the Lions Club recognized Elizabeth Whipple, Hannah Songer, Maddison Baker and Amber Grabowski, who have served for more than three years as “Leo Club” members.

Leo Club members are high school students who are mentored by the Lyndonville Lions Club.  Students are exposed to club activities and learn about community service. These students along with underclassmen Leo Club members donated their time and effort assisting the Lions with their community service projects. They were instrumental in helping with the Lions annual eyeglass clinic, the elementary eye screening program at the Lyndonville School, and donated their vocal talents signing Christmas carols at the Red Kettle campaign during the holiday season.

The Lions Club will assist Noah Fox with some of the expenses in going to Boys State. Fox is shown with Lions Club VP Eric Johnson.

Noah Fox, a junior at the Lyndonville School, was introduced at the ceremony. He is the American Legion Houseman-Tanner Post 1603 Boys State Representative for 2024.  The Lions Club will sponsor Fox with travel expenses and incidentals for the week-long event this July. Boys State is held every year at SUNY Morrisville.

Young men from across the state gather to learn leadership skills, organizational planning and networking. Participants then use these new skills to establish a mock state government. The experience exposes future community leaders to the inner workings of government and expanding knowledge of cooperation and communication in achieving a common goal.

The Lions would like everyone to look for forthcoming announcements regarding the Lyndonville Lions Club 50th Anniversary July 4th Celebration.

It is expected to be the largest summer event in Orleans County this year. Numerous added events to this year’s celebration will be announced along with the introduction of this year’s parade grand marshal.

Lyndonville Lions Club July 4th Chicken Barbecue tickets are now on sale for $15 at M & T Bank on Main Street Lyndonville and at White Birch Restaurant and Golf Course in Lyndonville. Tickets can be purchased during regular business hours and please specify which seating you would like, 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

The Lions would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy summer season and may God continue to bless all of us and this great nation.