WEST VALLEY — Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, has announced that the featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is West Valley Central School senior Joshua Fleischman, who lives in West Valley with his parents, James and Mary Fleischman and sister Madison.
Fleischman has been a member of his church’s youth group for the past eight years and has spent two years as a counselor in training. He is a volunteer in the school’s peer mentoring program and a member of the Championship Academic Challenge Team. Joshua has volunteered for the Red Cross blood drives, the “Warming Hut” in Olean and Hospice benefits. He also volunteers at Nature’s Gait Language Center and is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions. He is the assistant senior class advisor and volunteers to help school staff, on a regular basis.
As a drummer, he performs with the concert, marching and jazz bands at West Valley. He also participates in track, soccer and trap shooting.
Fleischman has maintained honor and high honor roll grades throughout high school and is a member of the National Honor Society.He has earned 22 college credits, through Jamestown Community College and plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Arts in music, following graduation in June.
Nominations for Youth Citizenship Awards for youth who will graduate in the 2013-2014 school year are being accepted. For more information, contact Laurie Peterson, program coordinator, at 938-2617.