Lions Club honors 2013-14 students of the month

The 2013-14 Lions Club Students of the Month

September – Sophie Heath

October – Brock Houghton

November – Amelia Gabor

December – Janie Kempf

January – Riley Lloyd

February – Connor Carroll

March – Cody Dennis

April – Project Café and the organization’s student board members of Madison Gabor, Sophie Heath, Patrick Karmis, Hannah Light-Olsen, Maureen Milmoe and Ryan Seeley.

May – Schyler Rochelle

June – Sydney Schnabl

— The Cazenovia Lions Club last week honored its 10 students of the month for the 2013-14 school year at its 12th annual end of the year dinner at Cazenovia College, which featured a presentation by world-renowned musician Samite Mulondo, founder of Musicians for World Harmony.

“We congratulate, honor and are very proud of our students of the month,” said Lions Club Member Tom Long, who coordinates the student of the month program.

The banquet is held annually to honor Cazenovia High School students who have been selected as Students of the Month throughout the school year for their high achievements in community and/or school service. Students are dinner guests of the Lions Club and parents and friends are invited.

After dinner and congratulatory remarks by Lions Club President Nick Kagey, banquet attendees heard about the healing and uplifting power of music and how the organization Musicians for World Harmony uses that power to help heal the damaged spirits of orphans, AIDS victims and former child soldiers in Africa.

Guest speaker Samite Mulondo, who was born and raised in Uganda and now lives in Ithaca, used words, music and documentary clips to show the audience how and why music can make a difference in the lives of people.

Mulondo, who was raised in privilege but eventually ended up in refugee camps in Africa, said his experiences taught him that people are all the same. “We all want food, laughter, love. We all want the same things. We are all the same – we just need to care about one another.”

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