On May 10, 2012 the Woodbridge Human Services Department held their Twenty Fourth Annual Human Services Tea at the Woodbridge Senior Center. This year, 139 Human Services Volunteers were being honored for their dedication and generosity to this community.
Woodbridge Youth Services recognized the recipient of the Fifteenth Annual First Selectman’s Youth Award, Nicholas Santoro. A selection committee of the Woodbridge Youth Advisory Board selected Nick from a group of nine very strong candidates, according to Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund. He was honored at the Human Services Volunteer Tea on May 10, 2012, where he was presented with a plaque by First Selectman Edward Sheehy and a $200 savings bond generously donated by First Niagara Bank. A senior at Amity Regional High School, Nicholas is the son of Marc and Lisa Santoro. Each of the nine nominated students will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Tea.
Nicholas is being honored for his dedication to his community, the Town of Woodbridge, and the larger community. He has donated countless hours at the Woodbridge Fire Department as a Junior Firefighter and is now the Junior Corps Lieutenant. His volunteer service included work on the 911 Memorial and the support of the firefighters, especially during the dangerous storms and the opening of the shelter. Nick also promotes the various programs and fundraisers run by the Fire Department.
Nicholas plans to continue his training to become a full-fledged firefighter. When Nick completes his training, he will be a fourth generation firefighter, continuing a family legacy of selfless dedication and sacrifice.
Says Pfund, "The Town of Woodbridge is very proud to have such dedicated and compassionate students such as Nicholas Santoro in the community and would like to congratulate all of the students who were nominated for the 2012 First Selectman’s Youth Award."