Youth Achievement Award nominations sought

Published 7:34 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Suffolk Department of Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, in conjunction with the Suffolk Office on Youth, is accepting nominations for the 2017 Suffolk Youth Achievement Awards. The awards banquet is scheduled for June 6.

These awards honor youth who have significantly impacted the lives of local residents and, in the process, have inspired others to make a difference. Residents are encouraged to take the time to nominate a person or group you feel is deserving of this recognition. These awards are open to all youth that reside in Suffolk.

The categories are:

  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award — high school only
  • Outstanding Athletic Participation Award — middle school only
  • Outstanding Youth Leadership Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Outstanding Group Citizenship Award
  • Outstanding Performing Arts Award

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Nomination packets are located online at The deadline for submission is May 19. For more information, contact Rickeda Fofana at 514-4503 or