Eight Dutchess BOCES students were recognized by the Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Club for their community service, leadership and concern for others in March. They were presented with a student of the month certificate and a new savings account provided by TEG Federal Credit Union. TEG generously made the first deposit of $25 to each account.
“This program is part of Rotary’s investment in our young people,” said Eleanor Charwat, Rotary Club liaison. “We also sponsor Interact Clubs in the high schools, Rotaract in area colleges and the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy.”
Those honored were: Werner Hein (New Paltz Central School District), Chris Davis (Hyde Park Central School District), Kiearha Reed (Poughkeepsie City School District), Jayvon Ridgway (Hyde Park Central School District), Dominick Colucci (Millbrook Central School District), Yuridiana Llandez Martinez (Arlington Central School District), Andrew Yerks (Wappingers Central School District) and Tricia Burlingame (Pine Plains Central School District).
Four additional students from the Arlington Central School District were also honored at the luncheon which was held at Christo’s in Poughkeepsie.
“It’s so meaningful to our students when they receive this recognition for their achievements. It’s truly an honor to be celebrated by community and business leaders at a lovely luncheon,” said Jeanette Straebler, who coordinates the Dutchess BOCES work-based learning program. “We really appreciate the long-standing partnership we have with the Poughkeepsie/Arlington Rotary and TEG Federal Credit Union.”
Joe Pedota, Poughkeepsie Arlington Rotary Club; Chris Davis, BOCES Work Based Learning Program
Evan Rich, Arlington HS; Jenny Fox, TEG Federal Credit Union; Yuridiana Llandez Martinez, BOCES Cosmetology Class; Mia Idoni, Arlington HS; Stephanie Carollo, Arlington HS; Matthew Rich, Arlington HS; Kiearha Reed, BOCES Alternative HS; Andrew Yerks, BOCES Computer Networking class; Warner Hein, BOCES Salt Point Center; and Jayvon Ridgway, BOCES Alternative HS.