The Erie-Niagara Exchange Club regularly recognizes students and community members for their outstanding efforts and contributions.
YOUTH OF THE MONTH/YEAR:
A senior, selected by each of 5 area high schools, is honored for the dedication, commitment, school and community activities. The Youth of the Year programs take place in March. Students receive a monetary gift and plaque at a breakfast meeting attended by school officials and parents.
SO PROUDLY WE HAIL:
Americanism is one of the main focuses of Exchange. This award honors an individual and/or business which correctly flies the American Flag at all times. The award includes a plaque and a new flag
. OUTSTANDING FIREMAN/POLICEMAN AWARD:
This special award honors a police officer or firefighter who have gone above and beyond their duties in saving lives or other heroic deeds.
Rashad Sessum, of Cardinal O'Hara High School, is presented with this award for his ability to deal with hardship or a disability in a positive way. In the photo are from left, Marilyn Baxter, President; Laura Melli, Guidance Counselor; Rashad and his mother.
BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS:
An individual active in the community as a volunteer whose good deeds are done quietly and unnoticed.
YOUNG CITIZENSHIP AWARD:
A youngster in grammar school has demonstrated citizenship in school or the community.