WEST VALLEY — Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, announced that Deanna Welling is the most recent Youth Citizenship Award winner. Welling is the daughter of William and Sue Welling of West Valley.
The local resident was been involved in extra curricular activities, throughout high school. She participated in Girl Scouts, for five years, and performed many volunteer activities.
She was a mentor through the West Valley Central School mentoring program, for two years. She also participated in team leadership and Toast Masters. She is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions and the inter-club council.
Welling was a member of the school band, for six years. She plays flute, guitar and violin. She is a cheerleader and soccer player, with more than 10 years of experience. She was also a member of her school’s basketball team.
Welling reads, writes and practices yoga.
She graduated from West Valley Central School on June 22. She will attend St. Bonaventure University, this fall.