Caz Lions Club hosts annual ‘Student of the Month’ banquet

— The 10th Annual Cazenovia Lions Club Student of the Month Banquet was held Wednesday, June 6 at Cazenovia College.

The banquet is held annually to honor Cazenovia High School students who have been selected as Students of the Month throughout the school year. Students are dinner guests of the Lions Club and parents and friends are invited.

This year, the approximately 60 people in attendance heard guest speaker Dr. David Reed commend students for their community/school service and leadership and related his own experiences leading medical missions to Africa.

Reed, of Cazenovia, is associate professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate. He volunteers regularly in sub-Saharan Africa as medical director of a health care facility in South Sudan. He is currently preparing for his ninth trip there this fall.

Reed told the students some of the important points he has learned about community service. He told the students to not wait but get involved right away, get involved in something they care about passionately and be prepared to give the time to make it work.

Comments from students, parents and guests at the conclusion of the banquet indicated that Reed’s message was very motivating and inspirational.

Students in Cazenovia High School, grades 8 through 12, are eligible for the Student of the Month Award for community and/or school service. Nominations can be made by school staff members, fellow students, parents and community members.

Nomination forms are available from Lion Club Member Tom Long (655-9679) and the Cazenovia High School Office.

Tom Long is membership chairperson for the Cazenovia Lions Club. He can be reached at 655-9679.

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