Nominations sought to recognize outstanding youth

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 February 2022 at 3:22 pm

2 adults also will be honored for service to children

The Orleans County Youth Board wants to honor local youths for their community service and adults for their work on behalf of children in Orleans County.

The Youth Board for the past 40 years has recognized youth, usually about 20 each year for their outstanding community service or if they have taken on an extraordinary role in their family. The nominees must reside in Orleans County and be at least 14 years old and under 21.

Academic or athletic achievement will not be considered in the selection of award recipients.

In addition to the youth awards, at least two adults will be honored for their service to young people.

The Helen R. Brinsmaid Memorial Youth Worker Award recognizes a youth-serving professional whose work surpasses normal expectations. Last year’s winner was Vickie Scroger, the manager of food service at Holley Central School where she makes sure the students have delicious, balanced meals for breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks.

The Eileen Heye Adult Volunteer Recognition Award is given to an adult who provides service as a volunteer to Orleans County youth. Jason Requa of Kendall was the winner last year. He has been a youth coach and mentor.

Click here to be directed to the Orleans County Youth Bureau website where there are nomination forms. The nominations are due by April 1.

For information contact the Youth Bureau at 585-344-3960 or