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June 5, 2008

2008 County Executive Youth Excellence Award Recipients

2008 County Executive Youth Excellence Award Recipients - photo 1

2008 YEA Scholarship Recipients
From left to right:  Frank Denardo of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Benevolent Association,
Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus, Jessica Martin, Ernesto Rivera, Kayliegh Carson,
Natalie Rivera and DC Youth Bureau Executive Director William Sanchez

2008 County Executive Youth Excellence Award Recipients

Most Significant Improvement in Overall Performance
Student:                                 Nominated by:
Bladimir Buritica                    Mill Street Loft, Habilidad Program
Grabiel DeLaRosa                Orville A. Todd Middle School
Brian Findra                          Dutchess B.O.C.E.S. Alternative High School
Dana Galente                        Rhinebeck High School
Jennavieve Lazzari                Dutchess B.O.C.E.S. Alternative High School
Ariana Madurie                    DC Youth Bureau – Project Return
Juquilina Ortiz                       Linden Avenue Middle School
Michael Postolan                  Beacon High School
Geoffrey Ricketts                  Poughkeepsie High School
Adrienne Tompkins              Orchard View Alternative High School
Ashlee Watson                    Eugene Brooks Middle School
John Wright                         Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Success Despite Difficult Odds

Student:                              Nominated by:
Grace Arnold                      Haviland Middle School
Ezekeil Chincuanco             Orchard View Alternative High School
Eliezer Delgado                   Cornell Cooperative Extension Green Teen
DeJaun Encarnacion            Poughkeepsie Middle School
Cara Falanga                      Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
Noemi Fernandez               Webutuck High School
Rianna Fiorito                     Roy C. Ketcham High School
Amanda Fuller                    Dover Middle School
Marissa Gally                     LaGrange Middle School
Ebony Gaskin                    Arlington High School
Brandon Harrand               Arlington High School
Ronmisha Johnson             Dutchess County Dept. of Social Services
Zachary Johnson               Wappinger Junior High School
Paul Lawson                     Orville A. Todd Middle School
Gloria Lopez                     Mill Street Loft, Habilidad Program
Margaret Lynch                 Beacon High School
Victoria Martin                  Poughkeepsie High School
Patricia Mendoza-Case     Dutchess County Dept. of Social Services
Cynthia Mercado              Dover High School
Shawn Montague              Dutchess County Dept. of Social Services
Joseph Neglia                   Wappinger Junior High School
Luis Pajuelo                      Webutuck High School
Richard Pecora                 D.C. B.O.C.E.S. BETA
Caroline Pelaez-Bermeo   Roy C. Ketcham High School
Melissa Peyatt                  Webutuck High School
Faithan Pfiefer                  North East Community Center
Alexandria Reilly             Wappinger Junior High School
Theresa Riedy                 Roy C. Ketcham High School
Keisha Rogers                 Hudson River Housing, River Haven
Kelly Roussel                  Webutuck High School
Megan Smith                   Poughkeepsie High School
Tafari Stewart                 Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
Lauren Vessio                 John Jay High School

Volunteer or Community Service
Student:                        Nominated by:
Tish Agosto                   Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.
Christopher Davis          Dutchess BOCES Alternative High School
Alejandra Garcia           Red Hook High School
Alexandria Gilleo           Orchard View Alternative High School
Leanne Koch                Orville A. Todd Middle School
Derrick Lewis               Poughkeepsie High School
Louis Tingling, Jr.          Planned Parenthood Education
Edward Zhou                Spackenkill High School


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