Five Cal-Mum teens recognized by Youth Bureau

   Five Caledonia-Mumford High School students were among 88 Livingston County teens recognized with a Teen Recognition Award presented by the Livingston County Youth Bureau/Board.

   Bailey McCombs, Christopher Voos, Abigail Formella, Nicole Hagstrom and Heather Kime received the award at the 14th annual teen awards banquet in the youths' honor, April 29, 2009 at the Genesee River Hotel in Mt. Morris.

   Caledonia Supervisor Daniel Pangrazio and High School Principal Robert Molisani attended the awards banquet to celebrate the selection of the five students from Caledonia-Mumford Central Schools.

   The award recognizes youth in our county who, quietly or not so quietly, go about making the lives of other people a little more special. The teens have demonstrated compassion, commitment to community improvement and have overcome personal challenges and now serve as role models to others. Community members who interact with youth in schools, government, organizations, faith communities, etc, nominate the teens, who they believe, make the community a better place to live. The exemplary teens must be 14 years old to be considered for the award. The 88 recipients were selected out of 103 nominations submitted from across the county.

Back row: Caledonia Supervisor Daniel Pangrazio, Caledonia Recreation Director
Betty McClenney, Christopher Voos and Bailey McCombs.
Seated: Nicole Hagstrom, Abigail Formella and Heather Kime.

County teens recognized by Youth Bureau

   Eighty-eight Livingston County teens received the Livingston County Youth Bureau’s Teen Recognition award. The awards were presented at 14th annual awards banquet in the youth’s honor, April 29, 2009 at the Genesee River Hotel in Mt. Morris.

   The award recognizes youth in our county who, quietly or not so quietly, go about making the lives of other people a little more special. The teens have demonstrated compassion, commitment to community improvement and have overcome personal challenges and now serve as role models to others. Community members who interact with youth in schools, government, organizations, faith communities, etc, nominate the teens, who they believe, make the community a better place to live. The exemplary teens must be 14 years old to be considered for the award.

   Assistant County Administrator Ian Coyle introduced the evening’s keynote speaker, Meghan Dulmage, a former teen recognition award recipient. Livingston County Youth Board Chairman, Ted Saunders, nominated Dulmage for the award in 2001. She is now a faculty member and basketball coach at Geneseo Central School.

   Director of the Livingston County Youth Bureau, Keith Mitchell, along with members of the county board of supervisors and members of the youth board, called the teens to the podium by town to receive their awards.

   The Livingston County Youth Bureau sponsors several programs aimed at instilling positive youth development among teens. One program, EDIFY, offers youth participation in a variety of forums including meetings, fun activities, community projects and the opportunity to express youth ideas to adults and government officials.

   For more information about the Livingston County Youth Bureau, contact them at 243-6909.