Erin Hamlin To Speak At OD’s Teen All-Star Ceremony
Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin will be the featured speaker at the Observer-Dispatch's annual Teen All-Star program next month in Utica.
In its 23rd year, the event recognizes 25 outstanding high school seniors active in youth organizations, church groups, volunteerism, music, arts, sports and more.
Hamlin, who became the first U.S. athlete to medal in single's at an Olympic luge event, was herself named a one of the OD's Teen All-Stars in 2004.
The ceremony is taking place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 at the Radisson Hotel Utica-Centre.
The 2014 all-stars are:
- Jordan Massa, New Hartford Senior High School
- Brandon Bedell, New Hartford Senior High School
- Roman Hula, Richfield Springs Junior-Senior High School
- Christ Abell, Thomas R. Proctor High School
- Delvin Moody, Thomas R. Proctor High School.
- Jaclyn Hajec, Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School
- Nicholas Finn, Holland Patent High School
- Mark Chanatry, New Hartford Senior High School
- Cassandra Pagnotta, Central Valley Academy, Ilion
- Ian Wiernicki, Central Valley Academy
- Benjamin Phelps, New Hartford Senior High School
- Zain El-Amir, New Hartford Senior High School;
- Nikki Lupia-Eannace, Holland Patent High School
- Sara Manning, Owen D. Young Central School
- Ross Agen, Poland Junior/Senior High School
- Andru Mendez, Thomas R. Proctor High School
- Jean Li, Whitesboro High School
- Ethan Woo, Thomas R. Proctor High School
- Hannah Shankman, Clinton Senior High School
- Jack Lin, New York Mills Junior-Senior High School
- Rebecca Williams, Remsen Junior-Senior High School
- Christina Zeina, New Hartford Senior High School
- Mahala Nyberg, Madison Central School
- Daniel Adamek, Herkimer Junior-Senior High School
- Olivia Evans, Clinton Senior High School
The all-stars will be featured in a special section to be published Tuesday, May 27 in the Observer-Dispatch.