UTICA — At a special ceremony Wednesday, May 22 New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47th Dist. of Rome, recognized several area high school students from his district who were nominated for New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards.
The awards honor students who excel not only academically, but also through leadership in extracurricular and volunteer activities. Students were nominated by their school districts.
Hannah Miller: Adirondack High School
Maria Keeney: Rome Free Academy
Alexis Payne: South Lewis High School
Alayna Munn: South Lewis High School
Fatime Abakar Khatir Adam: Thomas R. Proctor High School
Hannah McCarthy: Whitesboro High School
Daniel Yingling: Whitesboro High School
Alyssa Sherline: Whitesboro High School
Thomas Morreale: Whitesboro High School
Each student received a special certificate from Griffo, the Senate’s deputy minority leader.