Seeking Nominations for 2018 Annual Community Service Awards

Rosemary Linder Day and Karen DeChristopher at the 2017 YMCA Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

MOUNTAIN LAKES — In keeping with the mission to strengthen the foundations of community, the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA is proud to recognize individuals, groups and organizations for their commitment to giving back to others in our geographic service area.

Those selected are formally recognized for their outstanding community service at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation to be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at The Mansion at Mountain Lakes, 90 Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes.

There are four award categories; nominations and scholarship applications are now being accepted through April 1.

Citizen of the Year: The ideal candidate has given time and energy without personal gain. His or her unselfish contributions and positive attitude have distinguished the individual as a “model citizen.” You may nominate more than one person, from more than one community (complete separate nomination form for each). One recipient from each of our service-area communities will be chosen. You may nominate an individual from Parsippany-Troy Hills, Boonton, Boonton Township, Denville, Kinnelon or Butler (same zip code), Lincoln Park, Montville, Mountain Lakes, Pequannock or Riverdale. Click here for nomination form.

Educator of the Year: The Educator of the Year Award has two categories: K-8 Educator of the Year and High School Educator of the Year. Both honor education professionals who have gone above and beyond in the development of youth/teens in the Y’s service area, through his/her significant, positive, and guiding influence in one or more of the following areas: The classroom, athletics, or enrichment/extracurricular programs. Individuals may be nominated from any school, public or private, within the Y’s service area. Click here for nomination form.

Scholarship Applications: Bronie Parkins Service Award for Graduating 8th Graders. The Bronie Parkins Community Service Award is presented to one eighth grade boy and one eighth grade girl based solely on community service. This application requires two letters of recommendation. The two winning students will each receive a free one-year membership to the Y, and an engraved plaque at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. The winners, along with their parents and a teacher of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening. Click here for nomination form.

William Kogen Community Service Award for Graduating High School Seniors: The William Kogen Community Service Award is presented to one high school senior boy and one high school senior girl based solely on community service. This application requires two letters of recommendation. The two winning students will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship, a free one-year membership to the Y, and an engraved plaque at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. The winners, along with their parents and a teacher of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening. Click here for nomination form.

Dinner reservations are available through Nancy Dunham: nancyd@lhymca.com or (973) 334-2820; tickets are $60.00 per person.

For more information on the award nominations or scholarship applications please contact Rosemary Linder Day, Community Relations Director: rosemaryl@lhymca.com or (973) 334-2820.

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