2017 Student Civic Achievement Award

Martina Cappellano, an 11th grader at Rye Country Day School, has been chosen by the League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester to receive its 2017 Student Civic Achievement Award. This award is given annually to a high school student who lives in and attends a high school in the City of Rye, Villages of Rye Brook and Port Chester, or the Rye Neck section of the Town of Rye, in recognition of the student’s overall contributions to his or her school and community in the areas of civic engagement, advocacy, leadership or voter education.

Martina is involved in a myriad of service programs within and beyond her school. She is a mentor with the Saturday Enrichment and Tutorial program, a tuition-free literacy program for students in first through fourth grade from local schools, a tutor for the Rye Country Day SCOPE program, an after school academic enrichment program for fourth and fifth grade students, a volunteer in the therapeutic recreation department at Blythedale Hospital, and a special events volunteer at Children’s Hope Chest, a non-profit organization that provides various programs and support to local children suffering from poverty, abuse, neglect or illness.

Martina recently studied for a semester at the Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas, a school whose focus is “to foster a lifetime passion for learning, understanding and service in an ever-changing world.” Her studies enabled her to to explore marine biology and environmental studies. While away she was an international correspondent for her high school’s newspaper.

We congratulate Martina on being the recipient of the 2017 Student Civic Achievement Award.

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