Leading by Example winners named
JOHNSTOWN — The 2019 Lead by Example winners were announced this week. The Leading by Example Awards are presented annually by the Fulton County Youth Bureau. They will be honored Thursday evening at a reception at the Johnstown Senior Center.
The award is to recognize those youths who are a positive role model and have performed an outstanding or extraordinary service for their community and have assumed an extraordinary role within their families.
The 2019 winners are:
∫ Austin Oare — Gloversville High School
Oare is a senior who has been volunteering all through high school. He had leadership roles in Key Club and National Honor Society resulting in many successful events such as blood drives, Toys for Tots and community clean up.
∫ Daniel Cionek — Broadalbin Perth High School
Cionek is a senior who helps at-risk students with English, is a student assistant in class, he is a senior class leader, volunteers with the Little Patriots football camp; and has been a rock for his family through difficult times.
∫ Lila Tolge — Broadalbin Perth High School
Tolge is a senior who is involved, intelligent, dedicated and compassionate. She shines each day despite some difficult days. She has empathy for others, helps younger students in the drama program, supports a good friend, and excels in academics through it all.
∫ Rachel Lee — Johnstown High School
Lee is senior who is very dedicated to her school and church. She was on the retreat team and mentors in the kindergarten class at Holy Trinity; she volunteered with Foothills Family Productions; she is an active member of JHS through athletics, drama, International Club and more.
∫ Grace Osborne — Johnstown High School
Osborne is a junior who is family-oriented at home and at JHS; she volunteers at her church; she mentored younger athletes; she creates a positive atmosphere wherever she goes; she leads by example.
∫ Sydney Rivenburg — Mayfield High School
Rivenburg is a junior who has a very busy schedule, but that does not prevent her from being active in Key Club, volunteering at the Nigra Center and Lexington, supporting “In Her Shows”, and helping at the Red Cross blood drives.
∫ Jordan Rivenburg — Mayfield High School
Rivenburg is a junior is very involved in MHS activities including Student Council, class events, Key Club, being a student ambassador to younger students, tutoring others and is involved in Masterminds.
∫ Kassidy Valachovic — Mayfield High School
Valachovic is a sophomore who uniquely assists Romano Acro Dance Academy by teaching children on the autism spectrum, volunteers with the Salvation Army, she developed an Alzheimer’s Awareness Event, and she is 2019 Outstanding Teen title holder.
∫ Alyssa Quillan — Northville High School
Quillan is a senior who has had a very busy four years. She is a student leader for the annual blood drives; she ran a “Helping Hearts Campaign” and raised over $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House; she created “Fear Me Not” monsters for the domestic violence program so children would feel safe when they might get moved out of their homes. Quillan has been a strong support to her family in so many ways.
∫ Shaina Golladay — Oppenheim-Ephratah–St. Johnsville
Golladay is a senior and a caregiving superhero; she is very involved in the community by volunteering at food pantries, bell ringing for Salvation Army, and at biddy basketball at the community youth center. She is a student leader in athletics, music, and all around motivator.