Jack Lisi Youth Award Winners Announced

May 29, 2020

From The Institute Of Human Services:

The Jack Lisi Youth Award, Inc. is pleased to announce its 18 scholarship award recipients for the Jack Lisi Youth Award Program.

The Award was established in 1991 in memory of Jack Lisi, former Steuben County Sheriff. Its mission is to continue the legacy of caring and assisting young adults in their future successes. The annual Jack Lisi Youth Award, recognition-Incentive for Young Adults is presented to young people age 16 to 21, living in Steuben County or a currently registered student in a participating school district.

The 29th annual banquet to recognize scholarship winners, previously scheduled for May 1, was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. Instead, we ask that our media partners help recognize the honorees. This year, 18 youth were awarded a scholarship, which can be used towards additional education, financial assistance at college, college books or other educational material and work-related materials.

The honorees for 2020 are: Jeremy R. Wilson, Addison Central School District; Kyleigh Ormsby, Alfred-Almond Central School District;;Anthony L. Sundwall, Arkport Central School District; Peter J. Forte, Avoca Central School;;Rashawn A. Sabins, Bath Central School District;;Jeremiah L. Todd, Bath Central School District;;Adrianna R. Padgett, Bradford Central School; Tiffany N. Woodworth, Campbell-Savona Central School District;;John X. Shields, Canaseraga Central School District;;Zoie Arcarisi, Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District; Brady S. Hoffman, Corning-Painted Post Area Schools; Bernard J. Smith III, Corning-Painted Post Area Schools; Matthew J.K. Lyle, Hammondsport Central School Disrict; Deonna Jacobs, Hornell City School District; JeraLynn Malline, Hornell City School District;; Mary R. Allington, Jasper-Troupsburg Central School District; Trent C. Adams, Prattsburgh Central School District; and Melissa A. Braziel, Wayland-Cohocton Central School District.

“According to the late Angie Lisi, (Jack’s widow) “Jack had compassion, concern, and respect for youth who had problems which hindered their ability to achieve and he felt that often they were not given enough credit. Jac believed that what was needed was someone to care, show support, give assistance, and guidance in order for youngsters to become contributing members of society.”

Award recipients will be recognized on the Tuesday, June 2, evening broadcast of WENY News. Winners will also be recognized throughout the month of June on the Jack Lisi Youth Award Inc.’s social media platforms.

For more information about the Jack Lisi Youth Award, Inc., visit the organization’s website: lisiyouthaward.org or its Facebook page @jacklisiyouthaward.