United Nations Association of the USA Recognizes Youth Leaders Delivering Progress Toward The UN Sustainable Development Goals read more
Huntley High School is delighted to announce 295 students are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards. This program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. Students from Huntley High School delivered the most impact for SDG 3-Good Health & Well-Being.
For the 2019-2020 School Year, students from 305 schools earned recognition for their local and global service impact.
“Youth efforts and voices are essential to achieve the SDGs. These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about,” says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA. “With a decade remaining to deliver on the SDGs, we are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students.”
In 2019-20, thousands of students devoted more than 557,000 community service hours to causes and community needs.
“The close of this school year, will be a moment in time, never forgotten by current students. Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, and there has never been a better personal understanding of the connectedness between people, local, and global challenges,” says Kristine Sturgeon, CEO of Inner View Technologies. “We are delighted to amplify and honor the incredible work of students who are changing the world, one action at a time. In the last few months we have seen student transition their passions for causes to safe remote pathways including virtual tutoring, organizing local food collections, recording music performances for senior centers, digital connections to advocate for voter registration, unique appreciation for HealthCare heroes and so much more.”
A key artifact students gain through this program is the development of a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills, and key areas of interest. The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year.
Ambassador Awardees: Kaylee Bajgrowicz, Megan Bargiel, Grace Carpenter, Heather Conti, Nicole Darnall, Manav Dave, Connor Fayman, Emily Glass, Abigail Godek, Isabella Gorny, Keely Grasse, Emily Heflin, Madelynn Hill, Megha Jacob, Matthew Kim, Michael King, Claudia Kramarz, Kelsie Lopriore, Samantha Martell, Patryk Molo, Simon Airam Navarro, Kirsten Ong, Hailey Pohl, Nina Shaffer, Victoria Smolen, Ella Ullrich, Brian Vavra, Zachary Vavra
Honor Awardees: Jacquelyn Angelo, Emma Arnold, Sarahi Barcenas, Kimberlynn Bjurstrom, Katrina Bredlau, Isabella Cangiolosi, Riley Chadwick, Elizabeth Chong, Emily Chong, Lauren Courtney, Abigail Covert, Abby DeVries, Isabella Doles, Alli Engels, Alyssa Escobedo, Nathan Fialek, Jacklyn Fiandaca, Ronni Fiedler, TJ Fossmeyer, Hadley G, Kateleen Gellangarin, Emily Goodman, Ashley Guazzo, Kaitlyn Guyer, Jori Heard, Nicolette Higgins, Elizabeth Hollatz, Kiersten Hornberg, Amanda Hornung, Maya Hudgens, Megan Juergensen, Taylor Kaufman, Sienna Kelly, Aryaan Khalil, Maha Khan, Jaclyn Khoo, Taylor Koop, Kendall Krich, Zachary Kriegler, Veronica Kucharczyk, Sunni Kwon, Lily Landoch, Stirling Ledwitch, Karissa Lopriore, Rajkumar Maloo, Elizabeth McPeak, Hope Mcpherson, Rebekah Michael, Taylor Mirshak, Reilly Moore, Iniya Murugasamy, Emma Nosek, Katherine OBrien, Riley Partin, Savannah Patel, Olivia Przybylski, Raquel Radermacher, Madeline Rainey, Giuliana Ramirez, Jacob Richardson, Alessandra Rivera, Elizabeth Rocks, Sara Rysavy, Rachel Sawyer, Natalie Serrato, Sophia Silkaitis, James Smith, Nora Stevenson, Shruthi Suresh, Molly Sutter, Charlotte Sveen, Patricia Swierczek, Katelynn Thede, Elizabeth Troy, Jordyn Trullinger, Braden Turk, Hannah VanSlembrouck, Emma Vasconez, Andrea Vavrinek, Rachel Wegrzyn, Madison Wood, Colin Young
Merit Awardees: Ariana Alejandro, Mackenzie Alpert, Matthew Alpert, Morgan Alpert, Dara Aluko, Kathryn Anthony, Ellie Armstrong, Dani Arriola, Brooke Aschenbrenner, Gwyn Augustine, Veronica Bac, Morgan Bach, Lyndsey Bajgrowicz, Shannon Barg, Lily Beaudion, Emily Bedolla, Courtney Bell, Brandon Besch, Erica Bilderback, Alison Blackmore, Shannon Bleile, Alexander Blum, Allison Boroski, Bruno Bosman, Katelyn Bower, Ally Braaten, Thomas Braaten, Olivia Breunig, Joshua Brighten, Amanda Brooks, Anna Brown, Ashlyn Brown, Luke Bucaro, Karina Burck, Olivia Burg, Kelly Campana, Rachel Carlson, John Carrington-Warren, Michaela Coates, Adrianna Crespo, Brandon Crudele, Daryn Davis, Ansel Dias, Jared Dost, Jacob Doty, Marrisa Dsouza, Jacob Duffy, Talia Duffy, Sarah Emmel, Elize Engmann, Magan Ferency, John Fiandaca, Selena Fletcher, Anna Garofalo, Allison Garrard, Grace Gatto, Aidan Giebelhausen, Rygel Ginete, Jennifer Gordus, Jared Grabs, Samantha Guiwargis, Zella Haase, Dylan Hart, Caitlin Heide, Lily Herbig, Mateo Hernandez, Ricardo Herrera, Ela Grace Hontanosas, Joshua Hontanosas, Alexandra Hornberg, Alyssa Hutchison, Kaitlyn Ignarski, Elizabeth Ingrassia, Chloe Jacob, Brittany James, Jacob Janus, Kylie Jenkins, Arianna Joob, Marissa Jozwiak, Emma Kai, Amber Kaminsky, Adyson Kennedy, Carolina Kipp, Brice Klepfer, Allison Koch, Ashley Konecki, Emma Konie, Alyssa Koop, Sarah Krelle, Abigail Krishnan, Kamil Kupski, Nathaniel Kusiolek, Megan Laird, Abbey Larson, Beau Lee, Ellie Lighthall, Nathan Logston, MacKenzie Lucas, Emily Mace, Makayla Madsen, Mario Magnelli, Megan Malibiran, Elizabeth Martinez, Ally Masi, Jasede Masson, Aubrey McFadden, Sydney McGuine, Dana McNamara, Ani Mehra, Rachel Meister, Ryan Meister, Karly Melendy, Rachel Miller, Zach Miller, Anna Mitchell, Kayla Mitchell, Ali Monis, Connor Mosley, Allison Munoz, Gianna Nardulli, Blake Nasternak, Kyra Nelson, Vanya Newton, Emma Nolte, Kamsi Nwogu, Nicole Okeke, Ashlynn Oleksy, Amanda Oliver, Samantha Ong, Nathan Osberg, Mollie Paeth, Ellie Pahl, Kareena Patel, Kate Patel, Shamitha Perumala, Kylie Phommasack, Gen Porsche, Emma Prusha, Madelyn Pruyn, Teigan Quinn, Kylie Rankin, Karen Razal, Marley Reicher, Karen Reyes-Villanueva, Dylan Riley, Aimee Ryan, Kelsey Ryan, Lauren Ryan, Emily Schoepke, Ayden Schofield, Karina Seebach, Pari Shah, Nathan Sheehan, Nicholas Simons, Kiruthi Sivakumar, Julia Smitendorf, Rumyr Sobrepena, Annalisa Stevens, Katie Stiff, Ella Stock, Heather Strait, Maryam Syed, Kylie Thomas, Teagan Thompson, Madison Tomlin, Brittney Tortorice, Brandon Tracey, Abby Trch, Emily Trinh, Ashianna Trivedi, Zachary Ulmer, Holly Urbanczyk, Emily Uthe, Carly Vitellaro, Ben Vitner, William Walsh, Kathleen Walz, Gabriella Whitfield, Alexis Winger, Mallory Winters, Ryan Wold, Olivia Wombacher, Jolie Woodside, Melina Wsol, Sariah Zimmerman
The collective activity of these students totals 27,308 service hours and personal activities to address local needs. This achievement earned an additional distinction of the Ruby Award for outstanding impact.
About United Nations Association – USA
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. Learn more at www.UNAUSA.org
About InnerView Technologies
InnerView is the leading youth social responsibility platform to help students, groups, and schools highlight community service impact, passion for causes, skill development, and connect local effort to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All college and high school aged students are welcome to join thousands of 14 to 24 year olds who have discovered ways to get involved and developed dynamic visual service resumes through my.InnerView.org. InnerView Technologies is a social impact organization working with students, groups, schools, nonprofits, and committed & compassionate institutions. Learn more at https://InnerView.org