CDYMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Awards

This event recognizes the “best of the best” in our local high schools; spotlighting those students and educators that demonstrate leadership and volunteerism in their respective school, community and/or YMCA.

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • High School Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students
  • Demonstrates leadership and dedication in service to their schools, communities and/or YMCA.  YMCA leadership and service is a plus!
  • Demonstrates behavior which is “socially courageous”, a person who is able to make responsible and positive choices.
  • Character that embraces the values of the YMCA: CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Applications due by March 1, 2023

Educator Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educator in one of the listed school districts
  • Shows leadership and dedication in service to their school community or YMCA
  • Character that embraces the values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Applications due by March 1, 2023

 

School Districts:

Guilderland/Bethlehem (contact rdecker@cdymca.org):

Click here for student application, click here for student reference submission form.

Click here to nominate an educator.

  • Guilderland
  • Bethlehem
  • Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
  • Voorheesville
  • Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Ceremony: April 25, 2023, Appel Inn, 8-9:30 am

 

Southern Saratoga (contact jkendrick@cdymca.org)

Click here for the student application, click here for reference submission form.

Click here to nominate an educator.

  • Shenendehowa
  • Mechanicville
  • Halfmoon/Waterford
  • Stillwater
  • Saratoga Central Catholic School

Ceremony: April 4, 2023, Elks Lodge. 7:30-9 am

 

Schenectady/Glenville (contact jhirtle@cdymca.org)

Click here for the student application, click here for reference submission form.

Click here to nominate an educator.

  • Schenectady
  • Scotia-Glenville
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
  • Galway
  • Mohonessen
  • Schalmont
  • Amsterdam
  • Bishop Gibbons

Ceremony: March 30, 2023, Key Hall at Proctors, 7-9 am

 

Greene County (contact tcarroll@cdymca.org)

Click here for the student nomination, click here for reference submission form.

Click here to nominate an educator.

  • Coxsackie-Athens
  • Catskill
  • Cairo-Durham
  • Greenville

 

How to Apply, Nominate an Educator, or Submit a Reference:

  • Students:
    • Students must also secure 2 references.
    • All materials due by March 1, 2023
  • School Staff
    • Nomination due by March 1, 2023

Award Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 Year Youth or Adult membership to CDYMCA
  • Award plaque and a certificate