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Youth Awards

Click here for the 2018 Youth Award Application
Applications are due by March 28

The 2018 Annual Youth Awards will be held Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the
St. Vincent's Conference Center. For more information, please email
Meg Sutton at 


25th Annual Youth Awards Honor Students for Volunteer Service

“I urge you to not underestimate the power of empathy.” --Sam Weinman, author of WIN AT LOSING

Students from 15 area high schools were honored at the 2017 Annual Youth Awards, sponsored by the St. Vincent’s Auxiliary Board. This is the 25th year the Auxiliary has honored students whose volunteer activities best reflect St. Vincent’s mission and values.

Keynote speaker Sam Weinman is a sports journalist and the author of WIN AT LOSING: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains, which tells the stories of well-known figures who have prevailed in the aftermath of loss, showcasing how difficult moments can turn into powerful growth opportunities.

“Losing helps you learn empathy,” he told the audience. “I urge you to not underestimate the power of empathy.”

The 2017 Youth Award honorees are pictured above.  Standing, left to right: Sam Weinman; Waheed Gonzalez, Port Chester High School; William Jordan, Archbishop Stepinac High School; James Swartz, Bronxville High School; Amanda Girardi, Scarsdale High School; F. Myles Nuzzi, Fordham Preparatory School; Robert D’Armiento, Iona Preparatory School; Zachary Falch, Iona Preparatory School; Chloe Malushaga, Mamaroneck High School; Cara Traficante, Harrison High School; Sarah Walker, Rye Country Day School; Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President and CEO Michael J. Spicer. Seated, left to right: Shannon Heffernan, The Ursuline School; Sara Micciulli, Convent of the Sacred Heart; Camryn Sullivan, Rye Neck High School; Caroline Beit, School of the Holy Child; Ivette Flores, Port Chester High School; Isaiah Marcano, Salesian High School. Missing was Samantha Bluvol, Rye High School.