DERBY — Community National Bank (CNB) recently honored Katelyn Patenaude, a North Country Union High School student, and Nicholas Aiken, a Lyndon Institute student with Community’s Promise Community Service Awards for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Students submited essays describing their volunteer activities and what they have done to make their community a better place to live, work and grow.
Katelyn has volunteered for her church’s youth group collecting food for those in need, helping with Catechism Bible School and assisting with several youth activities. She has given her time to 4-H by teaching young members to ride horses, and she has served as a ring mistress and a judge during show activities. Katelyn has even coached various sports teams, and she has donated her time to referee games and keep score. She also started a summer food program in her community.
Nicholas has given his time to many school clubs including the National Honors Society helping with various fundraising efforts which have benefited his school and other community organizations. He has helped coach youth football and has assisted with his school’s football program by helping the booster club and by providing support to the coaching staff. Nicholas has been active in his church teaching Catechism classes, and he is part of the Junior Sheffield Fire Department.
Community National Bank says that many great essays were submitted this year.
“We are very thankful for all of the time that students give to make our communities better places to live, work and grow,” a spokesperson for CNB said.