Ten youths and three adults were honored on Thursday for their positive impact on the community at the 2nd Annual Oneida County Youth Awards Dinner.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Oneida County Youth Bureau.

The winners were selected by a committee made up of Youth Advisory Board members.

The honorees were nominated by various school districts and community youth-serving agencies.

The 2019 winners were:

Distinguished Volunteer Award (Youth)

Maheen Qureshi

Spirit of Success Award (Youth)

Blair Kahler

Positive Change Leading to Success (Youth)

Jacob Cooper

Exceptional Leadership Awards (Youth)

Gu Nay Ku

Molly Williams

Commitment to Military Service Awards (Youth)

Jamilex Neris

Nicholas Clayton

Matthew Pietryka

Madeline Peyton

Michael Stappenbeck

Distinguished Youth Employee Award (Adult)

Arianna Westfall,

Rising Star in Youth Services Award (Adult)

Nicole Weis

Connecting Our Community Award (Adult)

Walt Savage

"We have so many positive stories that highlight our amazing youth and adults working in youth services here within Oneida County," said Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green. "I'm proud that this event continues to grow and to unite community-minded youth and adults by spotlighting their extraordinary qualities."