March 21, 2012
SAY it Proud Award Winners
Six young people were honored with S.A.Y. It Proud Awards at the Youth Performance Showcase at Barrington Stage Co. on March 3rd. The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership (PPP) believes that our community values the good choices our teens make and how hard our teens work. By recognizing the achievements of our youth, we help to create the kind of healthy and positive community that prevents kids from turning to substance use. Winners received a teen membership to the Pittsfield Family YMCA, and gift cards courtesy of Berkshire Bank and Greylock Federal Credit Union. The winners were:
1. Sheila Atiemo: Nominated by Kari Dupuis, Guidance Counselor at Herberg Middle School. Sheila is an active member of the Youth Alive team. She demonstrates her leadership skills by focusing her efforts on tutoring fellow students and serving as a member of the Student Council.
2. Olivia Bordeau: Nominated by Marie Ruel at Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center. Olivia has demonstrated both leadership and initiative through her volunteer involvement. She is a wonderful role model to other children at the Brigham Center.
3. Casey Hopkins: Nominated by Jason Cuyler, a Pittsfield Prevention Partnership steering committee member. Casey is a very focused young woman, committed to her schoolwork and avoiding negative social pressures. Her involvement with various activities aimed at reducing youth substance use has been beneficial to the community.
4. Emery Korte: Nominated by Kari Dupuis, Guidance Counselor at Herberg Middle School. Emery is a dedicated student as well as an active member of his community. He enjoys spending time at his local Boys and Girls Club when he is not challenging himself with schoolwork and extracurricular activities.
5. Alyssa LePage-Montgomery: Nominated by Patrick Bucier. Alyssa enjoys helping others, and goes out of her way to do so. She is an active member of her community and is involved with many different organizations including St. Stephen's Church.
6. Robert Wehry: Nominated by Denise Davis. Robert is a hard working student committed to remaining drug and alcohol free. He has demonstrated academic achievement, school spirit, and commitment to his community. He has been involved with his student council and Peace Jam.