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LD 17 - Legislator Tom Donnelly

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Walt Whitman HS Senior Rachel Vaughan Receives First Legislator Donnelly Citizenship Award


Walt Whitman High School Senior Rachel Vaughan of Huntington Station was honored by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly with his inaugural Citizenship Award at the school’s 2018 Senior Awards Night on June 6.  The award will be presented annually by Legislator Donnelly to a student who “gives of him or herself for the betterment of the school and/or the community.”

Known as a well-rounded, capable and caring student committed to serving and empowering youth throughout the community, Ms. Vaughan is a mentor and teacher’s assistant in the gifted student program as well as an Executive on the Teen Advisory Board of the South Huntington library.  Ms. Vaughan is involved in various extracurricular activities at Walt Whitman High School including the SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) Club and serving as a team captain for Safe Halloween, the event that engages neighborhood youths in fun, safe and healthy activities on Halloween.

Ms. Vaughan has previously been recognized by the Town of Huntington for her achievements as a member of the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce.

“Rachel Vaughan is a role model for young and old throughout the entire community and is truly a great citizen,” said Legislator Donnelly.  “It is my privilege to recognize and honor her for her many contributions and achievements with my first Walt Whitman High School Citizenship Award, and I look forward to hearing more great things about her in the future.”

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Legislator Tom Donnelly honors Walt Whitman High School Senior Rachel Vaughan, recipient of the 2018 Citizenship Award, at the school’s Senior Awards night on June 6.


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