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Friday, June 12, 2020
On behalf of Lin King, President of the Adirondack Area School Boards Association (AASBA), and James Dexter, Treasurer of the AASBA, we would like to congratulate the students listed below who were nominated by their school districts as being an exceptional student to receive this year's AASBA Community Service Award. Their individual accomplishments are presented in the PowerPoint presentation in the related files section of this article.
Although, due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the AASBA was unable to hold the annual dinner and recognition event in person, the Association was thrilled to still award each nominated student with a check for $300. This year, five area businesses generously donated to the Association which helps AASBA to continue with this long time, special event of recognizing one student from each member school district, as well as allowing the Association to publicize the name of each student and his/her school in the Chronicle Newspaper. On June 8 award checks were mailed to each student's home address along with a recognition certificate, a color copy of his/her individual page from the AASBA PowerPoint presentation, and a copy of the Chronicle ad.
For WSWHE BOCES, this year's recipient of the AASBA Community Service Award is Anthonie Jon West, a health occupations student at the Southern Adirondack Education Center and Johnsburg Central School District. Anthonie exemplifies a student who has given a lot of his time to his community. He is a member of the West Glens Falls and Johnsburg emergency squads. He volunteers with Operation Santa Clause, Backpack program, Make a Wish Foundation, and the American Red Cross. He has been involved in Student Council, SkillsUSA and many other organizations.
Many thanks to our districts for their assistance in the nominating process. We look forward to gathering in person in May 2021 to honor another fine group of seniors!