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Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award recipients

WEST VALLEY — Chelsea Dashnaw and Megan Hewlett were both recent winners of the Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award.

Nominations are being accepted for award candidates, for the upcoming year. For more information, contact Dr. Anthony Evans at 938-2611.

Chelsea Dashnaw
Chelsea Dashnaw

Chelsea Dashnaw is a 2012 graduate of West Valley Central School. She is the daughter of Timothy and Patricia Dashnaw.

Dashnaw was a four-year volunteer in her school’s Mentoring and Service Learning Program. She has volunteered at her church for several years and was a volunteer at the Warming Hut, Habitat for Humanity and The Pines Nursing Home in Machias.

Dashnaw was a member of the 4-H Clever Clovers for 10 years. She also served as a volunteer team member for Cattaraugus County Youth Court. She played on WVCS’s basketball, volleyball and softball teams, while she was in high school. She was a six-year representative on the student council and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Her other school activities included yearbook club, Toastmasters, color guard and the International Connections Club. Dashnaw received awards from the University of Rochester, Wells College and Russell Sage College.

Dashnaw has begun her college career at Jamestown Community College, majoring in information science and anthropology.

Megan Hewlett
Megan Hewlett

Megan Hewlett is a 2012 graduate of West Valley Central School. She is the daughter of Richard and Kimberly Hewlett.

Hewlett was involved in 4-H for four years and youth court for three years.

She participated in vacation Bible school for a year and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

She was involved in the Buffalo City Mission, serving and preparing food and volunteered at The Pines Nursing Home in Machias. In school, Hewlett was involved in the National Honor Society for three years and the International Connection Club for three years. She participated in student council for six years and band for three years. Hewlett was involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions for two years and Toastmasters for a year.

She was a member of her school’s basketball and volleyball teams for six years and track and field for two years.

She was involved in the summer league Ashford Youth Inc. softball team for six years. She mentored and tutored students for five years. Hewlett spends time reading, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.

She is attending D’Youville College to pursue a career in pharmacology.

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