Four Saugerties young people received community youth awards at the September Town Board meeting. The following informational material was distributed for each.
14 years old, nominated by AnnChris Warren
As one of 2014’s Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year participants, Natalie TerBush continues to exceed expectations. This summer, Natalie worked as a junior staff member at the club and was truly indispensable. The energy she brought to the activities and programs that are offered was contagious. She had no problem gathering members for the many gym programs she ran or creating fun games-room tournaments. Natalie’s approach in how she communicates with other members is also encouraging. She is able to deal with conflict in a way that in the end has members laughing yet respecting each other and learning from their experience. Natalie is a natural leader who sets an amazing example to others with her kind, honest, and enthusiastic nature.
The next three recipients were nominated by Hope Antonelli, who is the advisor of Builder’s Club at Saugerties Junior High School.
14 years old
Libby Baldwin was the president of the Builder’s Club last year. It was her second year in an organization that works tirelessly to help those in the Saugerties community who are in need. Hope says that Libby has been her right hand. She is a top student and athlete, but has made it a priority to help others.
14 years old
Rebecca Nace was the secretary of Builder’s Club. She was a returning member of the nonprofit service organization. Her work ethic and dedication to service have been invaluable. She is diligent, hardworking and genuine. Rebecca is a top student, but has made helping others her first priority.
13 years old
Maceo Celli was a new seventh grade member of Builder’s Club last year. The organization is an extension of Kiwanis International. Kids work within the school and community to help those in need. Hope found Maceo to be energetic, kind, and outgoing and a true asset to the club.