Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, is pleased to announce this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Andelain Wilson. Ande is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Ellicottville and is a senior at Ellicottville Central School.

Andelain is involved in many different school and community activities. She has been a member of the Elementary Homework Club, where she has spent more than 55 hours helping younger students with their homework. Ande has helped with summer soccer camp and has volunteered with a color run. She has ran kids’ games at the Dime Carnival for the past three years, helped decorate West Valley for Christmas and has participated in the Highway Cleanup Program to benefit teachers. Ande has been on the girls soccer team for three years, has played the clarinet in the school band for four years and has been the Spanish Club secretary for two years.

Showing her leadership qualities, Ande has received the New York State Youth Leadership Recognition Award and the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award. She has also been presented with the Sage College’s Recognition Award for being an outstanding student scholar, as well as the Excellence in Spanish Award. In addition to achieving high honor roll throughout high school, Ande has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years. Andelain’s future plans are to attend college to pursue a degree in business and to travel. Ande is described as an outstanding role model for her peers and has been always willing to help others out.

Nominations for the 2018 graduating class are open. If you know an outstanding member of your community who is a senior in high school, you can nominate them for a Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award. For more information, contact Alison Crosson, program coordinator, at 938-2617.