Gov. John Carney honored 13 young people and five groups with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards during a ceremony May 24 at the Polytech Adult Education Conference Center in Woodside.
“Across the state, I am impressed by the level of commitment our young people have to serving others,” Carney said. “I am proud to honor their energy, spirit and willingness as they help us to build stronger and healthier communities. Without question, they demonstrate that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.”
Individuals honored were Wei-Ling Moloy, Suprit Bodla, Nadeem D. Boggerty, Sarah Davis, Cheyenne McGowan, Michael Robinette, Santiago Vizcaino, Joy Baker, Katelyn Craft, Davean DeShields, Jakob Ryan Thomas, Richard Thomas and Ananya Singh.
Groups honored were Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club, Cape Henlopen High School Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Program, A.I. duPont Middle School’s Walk in the King’s Footsteps. P.S. duPont Middle School Student Council’s Adopt a Family and Delmar High School’s Wildcat Wellness Pantry.
More than 200 joined the governor in honoring the young volunteers for their service, community impact and inspiration to others.
The 2017 award recipients participated in such diverse activities as assisting people with disabilities, educating peers, leading nature programs, supporting a fire company, coordinating blood drives and organizing fundraisers. They are representative of Delaware’s young people who are making a positive contribution to society and inspiring others to do the same.
“The recipients of Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards serve as role models by serving others and inspiring their peers to do something meaningful with their time,” said Georgeanna Windley, chair of the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.