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Media Release

Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony

Release Date: May 18, 2018

Contact Information:
Faidra Smith email icon , Administration Manager, 843-341-4640, Fax: 843-842-7728


Mayor David Bennett presented 270 Hilton Head Island Middle School and High School students with the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award at a special ceremony at the Sonesta Resort on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Mayor Bennett would like to thank the Sonesta Resort for once again hosting this fine event and their gracious generosity and wonderful southern hospitality. 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 270 students completed at least 50 hours of community service since May 1, 2017 contributing a total of nearly 33,151 volunteer hours to our community. Seventy-four of the 270 students contributed more than 150 hours of service to earn the Mayor's Call to Service Award and 7 of the 270 students contributed more than 400 volunteer hours.

Recipients for each level included:

Bronze Level (At least 50 hours):

Brandin Campus, Owen Joshua Eldridge, Ao Guo, Connor Gutierrez, Hunter Hawk, Tessa Hutchinson, Julia Kubec, Coral Lemasters, Lily Manning, Ethan Russo, Anthony Senouillet, Giselle Simone van Hoegaerden, and Keira Wojcikiewicz.

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Silver Level (51to 100 hours):

Wynn Alexander Alsko, Leah Anderson, Jehanne Marie Arnal, Christopher Arteaga Rubio, Drew Askeland, Nicte Barrientos, Mary Bashaw, Oliver Bennett, Caleb Bernal Lima, Hayden Bird, Julia Blahut, Anna Borelli, Grace Boyden, Caroline Brammer, Gracie Brannon, Christopher Brino, Michael Calamari, Sadie Rose Callen, Jasper Carlson, JP Carr, Sam Cavanaugh, Kierstin Clark, Annabelle Corbitt, Eliza Jane Coulter, Henry Cram, Pierce Daly, Amanda Dickerson, Heath Dutcher, Caroline Eddy, Addie Eldridge, Gwendolyn Ellenberg, Isabella Elman, Garret Fader, Valeria Fajardo, Jhosep Flores-Carrizales, Kylie Rose Foley, Luke Foley, Savannah Ford, Abby Freed, Samuel Gelb, Julia Gigante, Sarah Glenn, Brandon Gonzalez, Jon Paul Gonzalez, Madeline Gonzalez Nava, Gigi Graziano, Sarah Griz, Jude Gross, Ben Gutierrez, Spencer Hall, Sydney Gray Hall, Chase Harsta, Logan Harsta, Lauren Harvey, Laurel Hawkins, Nolan Hawkins, Katharina Hesse, Hunter Hopman, Christian Hopper, Joseph Hutchinson, Mark Hutchinson, Maria Ibarra, McGee Isgett, Benjamin Jones, Jesus Jordan, Kwesi Josiah, Dalton King, Gabrielle Diane Klempner, Emma Knight, Lance Krepfle, Chelsee Kuklinski, Nick Lalli, Matthew LaMountain, Stella Le Mehaute, Zach Lee, Elliott Lentz, Charlea Lobaugh, Maximilian Lowrey, Robert Connor Luce, Casey Macaulay, Megan MacDonell, Amanda Magnin, Haley Majors, Chloe Corinne Marko, Lara Martel, Jack Mastrorocco, Edy McGoldrick, Jack McGoldrick, Eliza Mehle, Diana Miranda, Makenna Mitchell, Nicholas Myers, Eliza Rose Newton, Samara Othmani, Kimberly Oviedo Amaguayo, Laura Valentina Palacio Ruiz, Annelise Sky Palumbo-Alkire, Gracemarie Dove Palumbo-Alkire, John Peduzzi, Justin Perez, Lily Avery Perez, William Stratton Pollitzer, Lexi Qualls, Isaiah Reichenbach, Olivia Reichenbach, Julie Renaker, Allessandra Reuben, Jacey Robinson, Alex Ruckno, Emily Ruckno, Mabel Safe, Carter Saleeby, Julia Schubert, Troy Sevier, Daiven Sharma, Emily Slawson, Evie Snipes, Anna Sulek, Jackson Taber, Isabella Terramoccia, Piper Thomas, Ella Tomita, Holland Traver, Zachary Tuttle, Sasha Udvornocky, Marleny Vargas, Kendal Wagner, Avery Wallace, Zachary Waters, Maximus Weitekamper, Chloe Wells, Madelyne Wells, Joshua Williams, Justin Willliams, Scout Yokley, Savannah Young, and Zachary Zahler.

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Gold Level (101 to 150 hours):

Caleb Altman, William Robert Barney, Anna Bashaw, Caden Becker, Christian Becker, Madison Boyd, Gracie Buck, Scarlett Camp, Jaclyn Couch, Maddie Cunningham, William Dengler, Hayden Garniewicz, Cynthia Gudaitis, Molly Harrison, Grace Hilton, Haylee Lynn Hopman, Laura Huggins, Morgan Hylton, Elliott Jones, Alejandra Jordan, Meaghan Lyons, Nicholas Magnin, Ella Maldonado, Maxwell Marko, Mark Fernando Martel, Colin McCloskey, Kelly Medina, Kendall Ocello, Shalina Parker, Rachel Parrott, Anna Pellicci, Victoria Polites, Madeline Pollitzer, Thor Pullon, Audrey Robinson, Nate Rohr, Harrison Rothwell, Ella Brooke Simons, Garrett Simons, MacKenzie Starnes, Sydney Stockwell, Rachel Stratton, Bailey Sullivan, Emily Todd, Emily Wilbourne, and Julia Willey.

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Mayor’s Call to Service Award (More than 150 hours):

Olivia Allain, Ella Alsko, Gracie Auld, Jack Barney, Logan Bedenbaugh, Karl Craig Boatright, Jr., Susan Brooks, Jasmyn Brown, Allison Brumley, Marlee Brummer, Megan Bullock, Kalaylah Chisolm, Broderick Copeland, Carson Copeland, Jordan Crosby, Alden Crout, Annika Cummings, Bridget Delmar, Candice Delmar, Beau Denckhoff, Caroline Elaine Denckhoff, Hope Dobbelaere, Cheyenne Ferre, Haleigh Gartner, Ashton Anna Gray, Nicholas Gutierrez, Brittany Hanna, Abigail Hartberger, Laney Hawkins, Haley Hyatt, Abby Jacobs, Griffin Jones, Elizabeth Jordan, Kaeleigh Judge, Allison Krivda, Janeth Landeros Montes, Karana Lobaugh, Alexis Locker, Ceiry Lopez Reyes, Jake Lopko, Jeremiah Marsh, Juliana Maria Martel, Edward Maxted Sorenson, Emma Mayers, Michael McCorkendale, Rebecca McCorkendale, Reedy Newton, Joanmarie Nimmer, Mary Grace Nimmer, Theodore Oldham, Sami Othmani, Elizabeth Parker, Ashna Patel, Mitt Patel, Joey Reindl, Tess Sanford, Raechel Schroeder, Hannah Schuler, Miyah Shatz, Morgan Smith, Ashleigh Snyder, Victoria Stokes, Justin Stone, Alexandra Tappeiner, Isabelle Taylor, Kacie Tharin, Lucas Tomita, Sophia Topping, Marianna Nicole Turturro, Kelsey Wallace, Jacob Weaver, Cameron Wynne, Olivia Wyrick, and Delaney Yurco.

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*Note: Photos are available for each award level at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/townofhiltonheadisland/albums/72157696966734735. 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.