Greece Chamber Announces 2019 Youth Hall of Fame Inductees

By on May 2, 2019

The Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the 2019 Inductees into the Youth Hall of Fame presented by Buckman’s Plaza. Now in its 29th year, the Annual Youth Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at The Mall at Greece Ridge in the State Street Restaurant Wing on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Youth Hall of Fame is an initiative of the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce with support from regional businesses, schools, and government. Inductees are chosen annually by the Chamber’s Youth Hall of Fame Committee, currently chaired by Rhonda Ball of The Summit Federal Credit Union, and comprised of Greece Regional Chamber Business Members, all of whom serve as volunteers. The Committee reviews nominations of area 11th and 12th grade students who have shown leadership and community spirit through exceptional personal, volunteer, scholastic, and workforce achievement.  Candidates for the award are nominated by high school teachers, counselors and administrators, area businesses, community youth agencies, service organizations or area residents.

The Greece Regional Chamber will be presenting this award to youth who have demonstrated leadership and dedicated service to our community and their peers, have coped with a life challenge, or overcome a personal tragedy. In some cases, our award winners meet all of these criteria.

The 2019 Youth Hall of Fame Inductees are:

  1. Aaliyah Barnes
Greece Arcadia HS 12th Grade
  1. Andrew Latona
Greece Athena HS 12th Grade
  1. BryAshia Balkum-Clark
Greece Odyssey 12th Grade
  1. Emily Henninger
Greece Arcadia HS 11th Grade
  1. Eve Jeanty
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Gidyon Chane
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Guy Kadge
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Jayda Singleton
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Johnethan (Johnny) Salone
Greece Athena HS 12th Grade
  1. Kayla Dejesus
Greece Athena HS 12th Grade
  1. Kelly Jenkins
Greece Odyssey HS 12th Grade
  1. Kidest Yigezu
Arcadia HS 12th Grade
  1. Mariana Carlo-Clauss
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Sindis Kamhed
Arcadia HS 12th Grade
  1. Timothy Morris
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade
  1. Zachary Wright
Greece Olympia HS 12th Grade

The Youth Hall of Fame is featured as a year-long display at the Greece Regional Chamber’s kiosk at The Mall at Greece Ridge to honor not only this year’s outstanding students but also those from the past 28 years along with acknowledging our sponsors.

Sponsors for the 2019 Youth Hall of Fame program are: 

Presenting Sponsor: Ralph DeStephano, Buckman Enterprises; Platinum Sponsor: BRL Entertainment Solutions, Brandon Banks – Novem Group. Gold Sponsors: Bryant & Stratton College, The Summit Federal Credit Union. Silver Sponsors: Deborah Ham Whitt Agency Inc., Rockcastle Florist, Tompkins Financial (The Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc.), Van Putte Gardens. Bronze Sponsor: Terry Melore, Greece Central School District Board of Education. In-Kind Sponsors: Greece Central School District, The Mall at Greece Ridge.

The Youth Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to attend and help these exceptional students celebrate this important occasion. For more details, contact the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce at 585.227.7272,  email Info@GreeceChamber.org, or visit www.greecechamber.org.

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