CITY TO HONOR (40) 2019 YOUTH
winners of the City of Allentown’s “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right”
campaign will be honored at a reception on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm
in the lobby of City Hall.
in 2012, the “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign is a way to
recognize young people who contribute to the well-being of Allentown.
Ray O’Connell said, “Allentown is a diverse city that is proud to be
home to so many young people who are hitting the books and/or looking out for
the well-being of others. It is a
privilege to recognize their achievements and acknowledge the teachers,
neighbors, mentors and others who took the time to bring them to our attention.”
Each of the
honorees will receive certificates from the mayor.
encouraged to bring family members to share in the celebration and enjoy light
food and refreshments.
Winners are honored in the following categories: Volunteerism – for assisting
someone or improving a neighborhood or the community in general. Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty –
for doing more than following the rules, such as making a good decision even
when peers chose otherwise and for showing leadership skills, critical
thinking, problem solving, maturity or conflict resolution. Scholarship – Notable
academic improvement and or academic excellence.
In the category of “Going Above and Beyond” the following nine
youth will be honored:
Flores, Harmoney Lightfoot, Isabella
Scheirer, Rachael Pena,
Richarch DeLos-Santos, Lam Doan, Jhon Castro, Leela Rivera, Elenis Claudio
In the category of “Scholastic Achievement” the following
four youth will be honored:
- · Jalyana Nunuez, Josiah
Melendez, Julia Eschner, Nicole Luna Espinal
Two individuals and
three groups will be honored in the category of “Volunteerism”
Miranda and Jasmine Beck
· South Mountain Middle School
Pereira-Eras, Katherine Cordero, Jasmin Reyes, Leiliani Sykes, Sophia Colon,
Sarah Schweyer, Mia Hein, Mary Rodriguez,
· Sew What Club
Gonzalez, N’dia Escobales, Sherlin Cruz, Aida Penn, Emma Vanderbilt
· Dieruff Basketball Team
For more information on the event contact Mayor’s
Assistant Ismael Arcelay at 610-437-7743.
Gibbs, Ralph Elias, Lavon Johnson, John Jordan, Nelson Mieles, Tavontaye
Tucker, Honor Huff, Talal Jarrah, Leroy Johnson, Isiah Jetter, Daniel Quiones