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Media Release

Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony

Release Date: May 14, 2015

Contact Information:
Faidra T. Smith , Public Information Coordinator, 843-341-4640, Fax: 843-842-7728


Mayor David Bennett presented 164 Hilton Head Island Middle School and High School students with the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award at a special ceremony at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The ceremony presented a way to thank and honor these students who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service and who have given their valuable time and effort into making a difference in our community.

All 164 students completed at least 50 hours of community service since May 1, 2014 contributing a total of more than 20,894 volunteer hours to our community. Forty-one of the 164 students contributed more than 150 hours of service to earn the Mayor’s Call to Service Award and 6 of the 164 students contributed more than 500 volunteer hours. Photos for each award level group can be found on the Town's website at www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

Recipients for each level included:

Bronze Level (At least 50 hours):
Zachary Edri, Sydney Hall, Madison Hart, Luke Higgs, Jacob Hussong, Derek Johnson, Daniela Lozano, Reese Massett, Davis Puckey, Jan Schneider, Madelyne Wells, Evan White, Lindsay Zimmermann.

Silver Level (51to 100 hours):
Angelica Ambrocio, Janice Barone, James Bartholomew, Logan Bedenbaugh, Rhea Bhagia, Isabelle Boatright, Alex Borelli, Grant Boyd, James Brighton, Mya Clayton, Claire Corkern, Matthew Crowe, Tristan Cummings, Santiago Diaz, Hannah Fedor, A'Nya Foushee, Kendall Dreisen, Daria Fulton, Jessica Geltz, Cole Gibson, Sarah Haire, Hannah Rose Harrison, Brittany Hartwig, Lauren Hayes, Shannon Hegarty, Jackson Henz, Deahn Holmes, Joseph Hutchinson, Jazmine Jenkins, Cassandra Johnson, Haley Jones, Zachary June, Kelsey Kabiri, Bailey Kaiser, Ankita Kedlaya, Kayla Kozak, Samantha Kriney, Allison Krivda, Michelle Kunz, Janeth Landeros, Meredith Langs, McKenna Leitner, Jack Lewis, Parker Liggett, Alexis Locker, Jalen Lugo, Faith Martel, Edward Maxted Sorensen, Madeleine McDonald, Jack McGoldrick, Lucas McMillan, Kelly Mianowski, Jacquelyn Nahman, Rei Nakatani, Jaquelin Narvaez, Madison Nelems, Ryan Nimmer, Summer Pagatpatan, Kevin Palacio Ruiz, Rebeka Parent, Joshua Polk, Madeleine Pollitzer, Jackson Puckey, Braden Rapp, Amelie Ratliff, Audrey Robinson, Drew Robinson, Elizabeth Sampson, Lauren Schuler, Josie Sizemore, Mackenzie Starnes, Rachel Stratton, Anastasia Thaller, Julia Topping, Sophia Topping, Uige Ujaan, Wescott Unik, Anita Uwadia, Marleny Vargas, Joshua Vigh, Natalie Wade, Kelsey Wallace, Clarissa Walls, Emma Walls, Nicholas Wheeler, Trevor White, Will White, Zachary Whitton, Reese Witte, Savannah Wray, Olivia Wyrick, Shania Young.

Gold Level (101 to 150 hours):
Audrey Bennett, Elizabeth Blackshire, Jasmyn Brown, Caterra Driessen, Emily Farnham, Whitaker Gannon, Brady Harrell, Everett Harrell, Katelyn Helmuth, Wesley Kerr, Peyton Leitner, Virginia Lloyd, Isabel Muehleman, Nicholas Peckich, Hampton Sewell, Sarah Slawson, Luke Sodemann, Adam True.

Mayor's Call to Service Award (More than 150 hours):
Michael Becvar, Hanna Boney, Dylan Brown, Edi Darnell, Rebecca Donaldson, Trinity Feltner, Nazli Flores, Kelly Gasca, DJ Green, Lily Green, Cammeron Hammel, Keylan Hanna, Hadley Harriman, Casey Honowitz, Veronique Horup, Jamie Hubbard, Karolina Kazlauskaite, Cassandra Maurer, Emma McGoldrick, William Minter, IV, Lindsey Neville, Meccay Nimmer, Madison Ogburn, Emily Oldham, Valentina Palacio, Ashna Patel, Mitt Patel, Sandy Phillips, Jackson Richard, Jordan Robinson, Eleanor Rosenberry, Juliana Rosenberry, Raechel Schroeder, Elena Senouillet, Morgan Smith, Rachel Sugg, Claudia Swidzinski, Margaret Todd, Rachel Wilbourne, Cameron Wilder, Mariel Zmarzly.

*Note: Photos are attached for each award level.  Please note that the order of the names in the press release do not match the order of the kids in the group photos.  Not all students were present to receive an award.

Bronze Level

Photo of Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award- Bronze Level

Silver Level

Photo of Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award- Silver Level

Gold Level

Photo of Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award- Gold Level

Call to Service Award

Photo of Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award- Call to Service Award