POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Pound Ridge Lions Club will present its 2013 Student Community Service Awards to three Fox Lane High School seniors: Christopher Manjuck, Gunner Rainford and Gabrielle Froehlich. The awards, presented to high school graduating students who exemplify the Lions’ motto, “We Serve,” are named in memory of Lions Club members who were esteemed for their selflessness in serving others.
Chris Manjuck, winner of the Thomas Rizzo Memorial Award, was an active member of the Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department’s Junior Corps, and became a full Department member at the age of 17. He has been a senior Boy Scout patrol leader and has provided carpentry assistance in several Eagle Scout projects. At school, he has been deeply involved in a number of events, such as heart walks, cancer walks, health fairs, parades and the all-state music festival.
The Fred deWysocki Jr. Award will be presented to Gunner Rainford, another active member of the Volunteer Fire Department. At Fox Lane, Rainford served in the First Responders Club, helping to raise awareness about firefighting and emergency services. He was also very involved in helping to maintain the school’s ceramics studio. Elsewhere, he worked on the labor force to build two Habitat for Humanity homes.
Gabrielle Froehlich, recipient of the Pat Palmiotto Memorial Award, worked locally with Neighbor-to-Neighbor during Hurricane Sandy. At school, she participated in the Midnight Run, bringing food and clothing to disadvantaged city-dwellers. She traveled to New Orleans to help in the recovery program and organized and raised funds for travel to Nicaragua, where she helped in building projects. A trip to Vietnam entailed more building projects and a trip to Ghana gave her the opportunity to tutor children.
The awards ceremony takes place at the Pound Ridge Town House on Westchester Avenue at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
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