The New York State Senate is looking to honor local high school students who display exemplary academic achievements and who volunteer to do great work in their own communities. In a press release, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced his participation in this year’s New York State Senate’s Youth Leadership Recognition Awards program.

The New York State Senate’s Youth Leadership Recognition Award program honors outstanding students who will become our future leaders. Teachers and staff from schools within Addabbo’s Senate district can nominate current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who excel not only academically, but through leadership in extracurricular and volunteer activities. Students selected to receive the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award will receive a congratulatory personalized certificate from Senator Addabbo.

Addabbo said, “This is a great annual program that allows New York State to recognize and honor the amazing students we have across the state. Many of our students are not just stars in the classroom, but also stars in athletics, in the arts, and in their communities. I hope to see more students from my district not only nominated but winning this prestigious award.”

All nominations must be submitted online at Senator Addabbo’s website by March 25, 2022, by filling out the online nomination form, attaching a recommendation letter and the student’s brief statement about their accomplishment(s). Nominations may come from teachers, administrators, counselors, or other school faculty members, and they can find the nomination page on the New York State Senate website:   www./nysenate.gov/eform/submit/new-york-senate-youth-leadership.

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