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AASBA Community Service Award Winner Kyle Evarts
Monday, May 16, 2016
On behalf of Lin King, President of the Adirondack Area School Boards (AASBA), and Jim Dexter, Treasurer of the Adirondack Area School Boards, we would like to thank the WSWHE BOCES staff for nominating an exceptional student to receive this year's AASBA Community Service Award.
This year's recipient of the AASBA Community Service Award is Kyle Evarts, a welding student at the Southern Adirondack Education Center and Fort Ann Central School District.
In addition to being a member of the Boy Scouts, he's a member of Washington County Explorers, Student Council, National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Kingsbury Barnstormers, and the Fort Ann Fire Department. Kyle competed in the Employment Application Process contest at the SkillsUSA competitions. He placed first at the local SkillsUSA competition twice, placed first at the Regional SkillsUSA competition this year, and captured second place at the State SkillsUSA competition last year and fifth this year.
Kyle has earned his Eagle Scout rank. Only five percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. He also earned the Brotherhood of the Arrow Certificate of Merit, received the Jeanne Varney Memorial Award and the Knights of Pythias Award.
In the fall, he plans to attend Lincoln Tech in Connecticut for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
We would also like to thank the seven area companies that generously donated to the Association to allow the AASBA to continue with this long time, important tradition of recognizing one student from each participating school district. Their contributions allow the Association to publicize the name of each student and his/her school in The Chronicle newspaper.