Applicants sought for youth awards

GLOVERSVILLE — The Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery counties, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, has begun seeking applicants for their annual youth awards, according to a news release.

∫ The Youth Citizenship Award is a cash award given in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by young people to home, school, community, country and the world. The applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service in these areas, as well as dependability, leadership, and a clear sense of purpose. In order to be eligible, a student must be in the last two years or a public or private high school, or its equivalent, and must not have reached the age of 21 prior to July 1. Both male and female applications are accepted for this award.

∫ The Violet Richardson Award is a cash award and is given in recognition of young women who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service, as well as initiative in both identifying a problem or need within their community and trying to solve it. The applicants should illustrate significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer. All girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are eligible for an award.

More information regarding eligibility requirements is available by obtaining an application at one of the following locations: Gloversville and Johnstown Public libraries, Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, the local high school guidance office or by contacting Traci DiMezza at: [email protected] The application deadline is Dec. 5.

By Josh Bovee

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