Gold Award Class of 2014

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

Let’s meet five more of our Gold Award Class of 2014!

Alyssa Macidyn
Alyssa is from East Syracuse and a junior at East Syracuse Minoa High School. For her Gold Award Take Action project she helped to educate young people on the history and impact of gaming in today’s world. It also showed young pe0ple how gaming can be parlayed into a career in art and engineering.

Sarah Mancuso
Sarah MancusoSarah is from Cherry Valley and a 2013 graduate of Cherry Valley Springfield High School. She is currently a freshman at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She hopes to become a music instructor. For her project she created a music camp in her community. She taught the attendants about different instruments and music from countries throughout the world. She hopes she instilled the importance of music in their community and world as more than just a means of entertainment.

Emily Mills
Emily is from Oswego and a senior at Oswego High School. She plans to attend Wells College in the fall. For her take action project Emily led classes on self-defense and safety awareness for children of all ages.

Adriana Mucedola
Adriana is from Auburn and a 2013 graduate of Dana L. West Jr. Sr. High School. She is currently a freshman at Cayuga Community College studying music production and telecommunications. For her Gold Award Take Action project she created a book containing the names of those who attended Port Byron High School and went on to serve our country in the armed services, dating back to WWI.

Gwen Parks
Gwen is from Baldwinsville and a graduate of C.W. Baker High School. Gwen’s project benefited Camp Abilities, a sports camp for the visually impaired. The camp provides these individuals with opportunities to be physically active. The counselors had to spend much of their time moving equipment used for these activities from place to place. Gwen recognized that if they had a central place to store the equipment, more time could be spent working with the students. Therefore she funded the building of a boathouse/shed and raised awareness of this organization in her community.


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