Madisyn Kilby


This week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award Recipient is Madisyn Kilby, announced Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau. Madisyn is the daughter of Aimee and Jack Kilby and is a senior at Ellicottville Central School.

Madisyn has been a big part of her community as she has completed numerous hours of community service. She has participated in Cattaraugus County Youth Court for more than five years holding positions of judge, prosecutor, defense, clerk/bailiff, jury foreperson and juror. She has totaled over one hundred and twenty hours of community service for the youth court program alone.

Madisyn has been a middle school robotic coach for the Lego League Competition for two years and has been a student volunteer for the Parent Teacher Organization for five years. Additionally, Madisyn has volunteered her time as a peer tutor for the past six years.

Not only has Madisyn been involved in community programs, but she has participated in several school activities as well. She has been a member of student council for five years, and is currently the vice president of her graduating class. She has participated in the Quiz Bowl for four years, the yearbook committee for one year and band for eight years, playing the baritone and earning First


Madisyn has played soccer for six years, bowling for one year and golf for five years. She was a co-founder of the first girl’s golf team and is the team’s co-captain.

Showing her dedication in all she does, Madisyn has earned several awards. She has earned the Excellence in Advanced Spanish Award, highest junior average in Common Core Algebra II and has earned the highest overall average in 11th grade. Madisyn has also earned the Office of the NYS Comptroller Achievement Award, the Outstanding Student in US History Award and the Outstanding Student in High School Band Award.

Madisyn’s future plans are to go into the Air Force either through the Air Force Academy or Air Force ROTC. She is described as a kind, hardworking young lady that goes out of her way to help others and has the ability to make everyone laugh.

If you know an outstanding member of your community who is graduating in 2020, you can nominate them for a Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award. For more information, contact Alison Crosson, Youth Bureau program coordinator, at 938-2617.