Safety board holds awards dinner

District Attorney Chad Brown, Captain Michael Tietz, trooper Russell Dennie, trooper Nicole Zyzes, Lt. Phillip Fouche, Sgt. Ricky Williams and STOP DWI Coordinator and Assistant District Attorney Amanda Nellis. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — On June 19, the Fulton County Traffic Safety Board and STOP DWI held its annual awards dinner at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. Approximately 40 people were able to attend this year’s awards dinner, at which the following awards were given:

The Antone “Tony” Ralbovsky Scholarship Award, given annually to a student graduating from one of the Fulton County high schools, was awarded to Johnstown High School senior Noah Weiderman. Weiderman is going on to Herkimer County Community College, where he will be majoring in criminal justice crime analysis and investigation and hopes to become a New York state trooper.

The Ron Hill Scholarship Award, sponsored by Elaine and Jim Hill, was given this year to Gloversville High School senior Samuel Poulin. Poulin will be going to the Citadel, a military academy, in South Carolina, where he intends to major in physics and become a U.S. Naval officer.

The Wallace Davis Award, given annually to a person or agency that has contributed or assisted in the furtherance of traffic safety, was awarded to Sean Russo for his project that he implemented with his students in which the students developed proposals to improve traffic safety in Fulton County. Students were instructed to develop and present proposals that reduced traffic accidents and fatalities.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Certificates of Merit, presented by District Attorney Chad W. Brown, were awarded to police officers Russell Dennie and Nicole Zyzes.

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