Putnam County Youth Awards, Boys State and the VFW recently honored local students for leadership, scholarship, patriotism, character, exemplary community service efforts, and for being positive role models and outstanding youth volunteers.
Pictured from left to right above are Haldane seniors Sarah Warren, Shauna Rickets and Giana Grandetti who are the recipients of the 2014 Putnam County Youth Awards, and were recognized at the Youth Awards Dinner held on March 28. The honorees were chosen by a selection committee for their community service efforts benefiting Putnam residents.
Pictured from left above are Haldane seniors Michelle McEwen, Shauna Ricketts and Nicole Pidala who placed first, second, and third, respectively, in the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. Each student wrote patriotic and eloquent speeches as to why they are proud and excited for the future of America.
Pictured from left are Haldane seniors Matthew Drotar and Steven Casement. Matthew and Steven have been selected to attend Boys State from June 27 through July 3 at SUNY Morrisville State College. Boys State is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.