The Haddonfield Area Lions Club has chosen three outstanding Haddonfield Memorial High School students to receive its William G. Hansen Youth of the Year awards. The honor is given to students showing empathy and compassion through their many years of volunteer service. Awards will be given out at a Lions Meeting when the virus quarantine ends.
“The applicants were outstanding and we wish we could have chosen them all,” said Debra Nussbaum who chairs the Youth of the Year Committee with Ellen Ragone. “These students were all busy with academics and activities, but they made helping others a priority.”
Stella DeMarco is the President of the HMHS Leo Club.
“She has been instrumental this year in helping me behind the scenes in planning events and serving as a role model for other Leos,” said Maggie Gammie, an HMHS teacher and advisor to the Leo Club.
Elliot Ryan has mentored and tutored children in Camden since 2015. He is also a volunteer at the Haddonfield Historical Society and a student board committee member for the Haddonfield Japan Exchange.
Charlotte George is Vice President of Play it Forward, a music volunteering club where members give free music lessons to students in Camden schools. She is also on the school’s Peer Bias Committee.
The Lions also recognized other Haddonfield students for their extensive volunteer work, including: Max Cass, Kyle Dailey, Carly Griffin and Rebekah Vielehr.