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Peekskill High Senior Honored for Community Work

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Peekskill High School Student is one of 10 students selected as recipients of the Westchester County Youth Board’s 2011 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards.

Senior Stephanie Gil will be among those honored at a dinner on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle, where they will receive various gifts and a plaque.

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

The aim of the Youth Board’s awards program is to recognize high school seniors of the Class of 2012 who have been involved in building a flourishing, strong and compassionate community through individual efforts and actions.

Gil was recognized for her work in the community service club at the school since she was a freshman. She is now the co-president of the club. Below is an excerpt from the Youth Board's award announcement:   

Her desire to help others be happier has not only led her to do community service, but to also participate in her school Drama department. From back stage set building to acting as a lead on stage, Stephanie has participated in all aspects of and considers the drama department to be a small family where artistic expression can be set free. She is the president of Peekskill High School’s student council and treasurer of the 12th grade class council. She enjoys all things academic, which is why she participates in the school’s Academic Competition Club of which she is president.

Stephanie is a dedicated young adult not only in her studies, but also to her school and community. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and has also helped organize school activities such as Spirit Week and tutored fellow students.  She has also helped to execute and plan arts and crafts activities as well as dances with senior citizens. Stephanie has volunteered her time at a business expo in her town and the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She’d also like to thank her community service advisor, Allison Risoli, for truly being like a second mother to her at school and for nominating her for this award.



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