Youth Board will recognize 18 students, 3 adults for outstanding service

Photo by Tom Rivers: Geno Allport, an Albion youth football coach, fires up the team during a game last October. Allport also is active with the Niagara Orleans Football Association, most recently serving as NOFA’s Player Safety official.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 April 2017 at 3:01 pm

MURRAY – The Orleans County Youth Board will sponsor its 35th annual Youth Recognition Dinner at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club on May 11.

The Youth Board with recognize 18 young people for their commitment to community service and/or their impressive role in their family. Additionally, the dinner will recognize two adult youth workers and an adult volunteer.

The following students will be recognized for their outstanding service in the community and/or family: Serenity Baumgart, Hannah Biedlingmaier, Emily Blanchard, Anna Brasted, Thomas Bummer, Sarah Granchelli, Ashley Kingsbury, Brandon Miller, Chad Miller, Charles Edward Moore II, Tiffany Petry, Zachary Petry, Hayley Rowley, James Sharp, Ashley Sietmann, Nicholas Smith, Robert Vidovich III and Vincent Viterna.

Eric Gross and Samantha Zelent are receiving the Helen R. Brinsmaid Memorial Youth Worker Award.  Eric is the Physical Education teacher and coach at Medina’s Clifford H. Wise Intermediate/Middle School and continuously is going above and beyond for his students and the community.  Samantha Zelent is a Social Worker for grades 7-12 at Holley High School.  Her dedication, compassion and genuine concern for her students are exhibited on a daily basis.

Geno Allport of Albion is receiving the Eileen Heye Adult Volunteer Award. He is always setting a great example of guidance, values and respect when working with the youth in the community in his role as a youth football coach and an official with the Niagara Orleans Football Association.

Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Sheriff Randy Bower who grew up in Orleans County.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. The program and dinner will commence at 6:30. Seating is limited. If you are interested in attending the banquet, contact the Orleans County Youth Bureau at (585) 344-3960, no later than May 1.

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