Student Recognized For Volunteer Work


Division Avenue High School Senior Class President, Kristina Spano, received the Youth Recognition Award for Voluntarism from the Levittown Community Council recently. A certificate of recognition and a check were presented to Kristina at the general membership meeting of the Council on September 26.

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Kristina was nominated for the award by Division Avenue School Counselor Sharlene Defendini, who wrote, “Kristina is a leader in the school; in fact she may be ‘the’ leader of DAHS.”

Citing her work last year as Junior Class president and with the annual food drive, Spirit Week, Best Buddies and Peer Leader, Defendini credited 17-year-old Spano with “raising spirit within the building.”

The Youth Recognition Award offers an opportunity for organizations, which are members of the Community Council, to nominate a Levittown or Island Trees high

school student who has made outstanding contributions to the organization making the nomination. The nominee must not have personally profited financially from his or her participation and the level of activity exhibited should be above and beyond the usual.

The mission of the Levittown Community Council is to bring pride and unity to the Levittown/Island Trees communities and to bring together organizations and residents in Levittown and its surrounding areas. The organization encourages voluntarism among all members of the community. In addition to this Youth Recognition Award, a Junior Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to outstanding middle school students every May.

For more information about Levittown Community Council, please visit our Facebook page or contact one of our co-presidents: Pat Patane or Tom Kohlman at



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