On May 9, more than 200 attendees gathered at Drumlins to honor volunteer mentors who participate in P.E.A.C.E., Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters traditional and school-based programs.
Oscar Vergara, youth services director for P.E.A.C.E., Inc., introduced Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, who thanked volunteer mentors for making a difference in the community. Caly Givens, a native of Syracuse, graduate of On Point for College and an aspiring actress, was the evening’s keynote speaker.
The evening’s awardees were Tiana Cintron (Nottingham High School) and Kara Hann (Paul V. Moore High School), recipients of the Michael P. Yeomans Scholarship Award; Marielle Austin (Cicero-North Syracuse), High School Big Sister of the Year; Ryan Lantry (Bishop Ludden), High School Big Brother of the Year; Jenna Huff (LeMoyne College), College Big Sister of the Year; and Josh Berman (Syracuse University), College Big Brother of the Year.
Traditional “Bigs” of the year were Katherine Sargent, Big Sister of the Year; and Marty Murray, Big Brother of the Year.
Moe’s Southwest Grill was given the Community For Kids’ Sake Award, and National Grid received the Corporate Partnership Award.