Distinguished Youth Award
Promoting and Recognizing Achievement, Initiative and Service in
Suffolk County’s Youth (Ages 13-18)
- Volunteer Service - Volunteer your time and talents for the benefit of others in your community.
- Personal Development - Assess your skills and qualities then set goals for personal improvement.
- Exploration - Visit 15 Suffolk County parks to enhance your knowledge of the beauty and diversity of Suffolk County’s natural world.
- Physical Fitness - Increase your level of physical activity, to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM EARN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE’S DISTINGUISHED YOUTH AWARD MEDAL BASED ON THREE TIERS OF RECOGNITION: GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE.
DYA 2020/21 Award Ceremony will take place in person outside of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building on Thursday, July 29th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. This ceremony will include the presentations of certificates and medals by the Presiding Officer and Legislators.
REGISTRATION FOR THE DYA 2021/2022 IS OPEN FROM JUNE 30, 2021 THRU SEPTEMBER 15, 2021.
Distinguished Youth Award Downloads
2021 Medal Recipients:
- District 01 - Rina Gabriella Jenne - Gold
- District 04 - Jessica Alfano - Bronze
- District 04 - Scott Alfano - Bronze
- District 04 - Bianca Ciaravino - Silver
- District 04 - Vincenzo Ciaravino - Silver
- District 05 - Riley Meckley - Gold
- District 10 - Navya Gautam - Gold
- District 11 - Abigail Narra - Gold
- District 11 - Paisley Narra - Gold
- District 12 - Melody Lou - Gold
- District 12 - Sanjivani Singh - Gold
- District 12 - Shriyans Singh - Gold
- District 15 - Dylan Peck - Bronze
- District 16 - Ushima Chowdhury - Bronze
- District 16 - Julia Johnson - Bronze
- District 16 - William 'Jack' Johnson - Bronze
- District 16 - Hunter Knell - Gold
- District 16 - Zachery Seltzer - Silver
- District 16 - Ava Lillian Serure - Silver
- District 16 - Emily Sullivan - Gold
- District 17 - Pamela Carey - Bronze
- District 17 - Samantha Carey - Bronze
- District 17 - Owen Connolly - Bronze
- District 17 - Emily Franciscovich - Silver
- District 17 - Alyssa Katwala - Gold
- District 17 - Priya Katwala - Gold
- District 17 - Rixi Milla - Bronze
- District 17 - Gianna Tantillo - Silver
- District 17 - Vanessa Tantillo - Bronze
- District 17 - Daniel Thompson - Gold
- District 18 - Richard Rongo, Jr. - Bronze