Nominate Students for FYA Awards, Deadline May 9

Nominate Students for FYA Awards, Deadline May 9

(FYA Press Release, Ferndale 115 News, April 15, 2012 ed)

Ferndale Youth Assistance invites you to nominate a deserving student or group of student’s for our “32nd” Annual Youth Recognition Celebration” on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Gerry Kulick Community Center. Ferndale Youth Assistance will be recognizing youth in two categories: Individual and Group grades K-12. Two graduating seniors who are nominated may be selected for a $500 scholarship from the David Michael Smith Scholarship Fund to pursue higher education.

Individual or group nominations can be made by school staff, church representatives, civic groups, business persons, parents and citizens of the Ferndale School District. Award winners will be nominated on the basis of volunteer services performed in our community within the past year or who have made remarkable achievements in spite of personal hardship.

Criteria for Individual Recognition: Nominating a deserving youth for their ongoing volunteerism, school or community service project, personal acts of heroism or someone who has overcome adversity in spite of personal hardship.

Criteria for Group Recognition: Nominating a deserving group of youth for ongoing volunteerism or school or community service projects, beautification activities, church/youth programs.

Criteria of Youth efforts that will NOT be eligible for the Youth Recognition award may include: athletic award, honor roll, attendance, students performing paid or mandated community services, teacher or instructor assignments.

We would like for the nominator to be detailed when nominating a youth or group for their efforts.  We also ask that you take special care when composing your remarks as some of the information can be sensitive in nature.  FYA reserves editing rights to all nominations. Deadline for youth nominations is: Wednesday, May 9th.

Please feel free to forward this letter and nomination form to those in the Ferndale Community and School District you feel are appropriate. Any individual or organization is welcome to submit nominations for deserving students. The award winners, their families and nominators will be mailed/emailed an invitation to attend the Youth Recognition Celebration to be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Gerry Kulick Community Center.

If the youth meets the above mentioned criteria please fill out the attached nomination form and return to:  Ferndale Youth Assistance office located in the Ferndale High School 881 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220. Questions please call FYA at 248.586.8700.

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