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Irvington High School Seniors Receive Youth Service Award

Irvington High School seniors Madison Carelli and Connor Winton are among nine Westchester County students to receive the 2015 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award.
Irvington High School seniors Madison Carelli and Connor Winton are among nine Westchester County students to receive the 2015 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award. Photo Credit: Irvington School District

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington High School seniors Madison Carelli and Connor Winton are among nine Westchester County students to receive the 2015 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award.

The award is given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a prominent county social worker and youth activist who dedicated her life to helping underprivileged children.

It honors students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to and involvement in community service activities.

“Madison and Connor have devoted their time within and outside of school to enriching the lives of others,” high school teacher Carleen Julian said.

Carelli has been volunteering at local senior citizen homes through a group called Glamour Gals.

She also has been involved with several groups within the Irvington Union Free School District, including the Character Building Facilitators.

Winton has been volunteering at the Civil Air Patrol at Westchester County Airport for several years.

As a second lieutenant, he performs for veterans, teaches younger cadets about flights and performs in the Honor Guard.

“Civic involvement and community service are vital aspects of being a responsible, contributing member of our society,” Superintendent Kristopher Harrison said. “Madison and Connor’s commitment to their community and dedication to helping others is quite impressive and can serve as a model for others to follow.”

Both Irvington High School seniors will be honored at an Oct. 21 ceremony at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle.

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