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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Port Jefferson Sophomore Earns Silver in Legislature’s Distinguished Youth Award Program

Riley Meckley Earns Silver in Legislature’s Distinguished Youth Award program

Incoming Ward Melville High School sophomore Riley Meckley has earned the silver medal in the Suffolk County Legislature’s 2019 Distinguished Youth Award program.  Meckley was nominated for the program by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.


Now in its second year, the Distinguished Youth Award program recognizes local teens who have set and worked toward goals in at least two of four areas: Volunteer Service, which requires volunteering 200 hours to benefit members of the community; Personal Development, which requires assessing one’s own skills and spending 100 hours toward personal improvement; Exploration, which requires visiting 15 Suffolk County parks; and Physical Fitness, designed to increase participants’ level of physical activity through 100 hours of promoting physical and mental well-being. Participants work closely with local elected officials and mentors to lay out goals for each category as well as a plan to accomplish them.


Participants are awarded a medal based on the number of categories they complete. A bronze medal is awarded to participants who complete two of the four listed program areas, while a silver medal is awarded to individuals who complete three of the four areas. Participants who successfully complete all four areas are awarded the highest level of achievement, a gold medal.

Riley Meckley Earns Silver in Legislature’s Distinguished Youth Award program

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