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News Release

Local Students Recognized at Hilton Head Island Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony

Release Date: May 22, 2019

Contact Information:
Faidra Smith email icon , Administrationn Manager, 843-341-4640


Since last May, Hilton Head Island middle and high school students racked up more than 30,000 hours of community service hours by volunteering with the  American Cancer Society, the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Special Olympics, the Coastal Discovery Museum, Deep Well and many other organizations, churches and schools.

And on Monday, May 20, Hilton Head Island Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Harkins recognized them for their contributions during the eighth annual Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony held at the Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort.

"The Island's young people continue to amaze me with their generosity in giving back to our community. I would like to personally thank you for sacrificially giving your time and talent. I am proud of each of you," Harkins told the students. He presented certificates of appreciation to 268 students for completing at least 50 hours of community service since May 1, 2018. Seventy-nine of the 268 students contributed more than 150 hours of service to earn the Mayor's Call to Service Award. In total, the students contributed a total of 32,656 volunteer hours to the community.

Hosted by the Town of Hilton Head Island, the award ceremony is held annually as a way to thank and honor students who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service and who have given their valuable time and effort into making a difference in our community. Depending on the total number of volunteer hours, students are recognized at the bronze, silver, gold and call to service award levels. Recipients for each level included:

Bronze Level (At least 50 hours):

Kaitlyn Adkins, Olivia Rose Besecker, Payton Booth, Anna Borelli, Emily Britschge, Blakely Chandler, Tessa Charest, Heath Dutcher, Epifania Francisco Bautista, Jaden Kidd, Robert Luce, Lauren O’Dowd, Donovan Ramos, Jordan Sugg and Giselle Van Hoegaerden.

Silver Level (51 to 100 hours):

Chrispope Abhiteachapan, Pamas Abhiteachapan, Wynn Alsko, Cristian Ambrocio Alcantara, Olvin Arce, Jaxon Arraj, Max Arraj, Andrew Awe, Jack Barney, William Robert Barney, Anna Bashaw, Mary Bashaw, Ava Beller, Christian Britschge, Amy Broome, Avery Brothers, McKayla Bukoskey, Derek Bunce, Mary Clare Burke, Benjamin Gutierrez, Sloan Callen, Scarlett Camp, Ella Christie, Carissa Church, Ella Clark, Kierstin Clark, Mya Clayton, Annie Clewell, Cassandra Cohen, Nick Conrad, Channing Coulter, Henry Cram, Sean Cullen, Ryan Dailey, Pierce Daly, Kyle Deir, Amanda Dickerson, Courtney Doyle, Caterra Driessen, Cameron Droz, Winnie Espinoza Iraheta, Rhys Evans, Valeria Fajardo Cervantes, Niki Farizy, Kristen Fielding, Emilie Fister, Luke Foley, Thomas Ford, Abby Freed, Jack Gigante, Lupita Gomez Benitez, Connor Gutierrez, Elizabeth Hall, Sydney Hall, Wyatt Haroutunian, Nolan Hawkins, Riley Hay, Tripp Hedden, Caitlin Heidel, Rebecca Hubbard, Thomas Hughson, Maria Gabriela Ibarra, Chloe Izant, Christian Jackson, Beckett Jones, Kwesi Josiah, Lily Kemper, Jeong Joo (JJ) Kim, Dalton King, Gabi Klempner, Chloe Knight, Emma Knight, Janeth Landeros Montes, Stella Le Mehaute, Jack Linkimer, Claudia Lopez Morales, Ceiry Lopez Reyes, Jacqueline Lowrey, Maximilian Lowrey, Kathryn Lyons, Madison MacCabe, Nicholas Magnin, Ella Maldonado, Max Marko, Makenna Mason, Brielle McCarthy, Colin McCloskey, Rebecca Lynn McCorkendale, Edy Ann McGoldrick, Kaley McGuire, Isabella Mealer, Felipe Mendoza, Juan Millan, Justin John Mlodzinski, Madison Monastra, Erika Moradel, Ana Moreno, Andrea Moreno, Victor Moreno, Griffin Naddy, Sarah Neville, Joanmarie Nimmer, Alexis Olivolo, Colleen Ott, Oliver Paddon, Ansley Peck, Anna Pellicci, Lily Perez, Victoria Polites, Madeleine Pollitzer, Gautam Potdukehe, Lexi Qualls, Jared Reuben, Christopher Reyes, Ramario Rodney, Jack Rohr, Juliana Rosenberry, Alex Ruckno, Daniel Ruiz, Navyug Rungta, Mabel Safe, Daiven Sharma, Mia Sinkiewicz, Harrison Smith, Isabelle Smith, Isabella Songer, Facundo Soria Torre, Justin Stone, Rachel Stratton, Anna Sulek, Ava Syragakis, Caroline Thomas, Ella Tomita, Kailey Tucker, Marianna Turturro, Kendal Wagner, Avery Wallace, Trevor Weldon, Sadie Wolfe, Scout Yokley, Zachary Zahler and Shawna Zats.

Gold Level (101 to 150 hours):

Lauren Anthony, Josephine Arraj, Grace Boyden, Elizabeth Coulter, Annabel Court, Annika Cummings, Lorenzo Friedli, Sarah Glenn, Molly Harrison, Chase Harsta, Laurel Hawkins, Haylee Hopman, Laura Huggins, Ben Jones, Elliott Jones, Jackson Lanier, Jalen Lugo Rosa, Blake Lutz, Bryce Macaulay, Edward Maxted Sorensen, Jack McGoldrick, Liliana Morales Perez, Elsy Moreno, Vendula Prazna, Emily Ruckno, Ella Simons, Bailey Sullivan, Isabella Terramoccia, Olivia Waters, Julia Willey and Savannah Young.

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

Ella Alsko, Ashley Ames, Angel Andreucetti Espinosa, Jehanne Marie Arnal, Sophia Grace Auld, Logan Bedenbaugh, Margaux Beller, Hayden Bird, Susan Brooks, Marlee Brummer, Megan Bullock, Sadie Callen, Jada Christopher, Carson Copeland, Ethen Cornett, Teresa Cortez, Beau Denckhoff, Caroline Denckhoff, Sara DiGenova, Hope Dobbelaere, Margaret Donaldson, Sarah Donaldson, Cheyenne Ferre, Kylie Foley, Madison Frank, Ashlynn Galm, Haleigh Gartner, Madeline Gonzalez Nava, Gigi Graziano, Sarah Griz, Daniel Harrington, Abigail Hartberger, Laney Hawkins, Grace Hilton, Clay Holmberg, Joseph Hutchinson, Haley Hyatt, Maria Ibarra Perez, Griffin Jones, Alejandra Jordan, Elizabeth Jordan, Allison Krivda, Julia Kubec, Elliott Lentz, Charlea Lobaugh, Karana Lobaugh, Emerald Lofton, Jake Lopko, Jayden Lopko, Amanda Magnin, Jeremiah Marsh, Juliana Maria Martel, Mark Fernando Martel, Michael McCorkendale, Diana Miranda, Kaleigh Montgomery, Reedy Newton, Ashna Patel, Thor Pullon, Joey Reindl, Emily Rhoads, Jacey Robinson, Tess Sanford, Laney Sewell, Olivia Shamlou, Garrett Simons, Ashleigh Snyder, Ryan Sodemann, Samanta Soriano Hernandez, Emma Stewart, Caroline Stone, Danielle Christina Taylor-Moyd, Kacie Tharin, Lucas Tomita, Alison Torres Vargas, Zachary Tuttle, Marleny Vargas, Cameron Wynn and Olivia Rose Wyrick.

 

Photos are available for each award level at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/townofhiltonheadisland/albums/72157691550920473

Please note that the order of the names in the news release do not match the order of the students in each of the group photos. Not all students were present to receive an award.