Teens recognized for volunteering - Catholic Courier

Teens recognized for volunteering

Tara Fuino, 15, of Hilton and Tori Mason, 13, of Williamson were named Goodwill Ambassadors, who promote volunteering and acts of kindness, during a scholarship competition Oct. 24-25 at Rochester’s Strong National Museum of Play. The Goodwill Ambassador competition is run by the modeling and training agency Mary Therese Friel, which funds the more than $1,000 in cash and prizes.

Tara was named The Goodwill Ambassador Senior and Tori was named The Goodwill Ambassador Junior. Runners-up in the junior competition open to grades 5 to 8 were Alexis Buck, Tess Gilmore and Caitlyn Keery; and Megan Dobesh and Alisa Derks were runners-up in the senior competition, open to grades 9 to 12.

The Goodwill Ambassador competition gives out more than $1,000 in cash and prizes and promotes positive youth role models, according to organizers. In previous years, ambassadors have participated in a range of volunteer opportunities including toy collections for hospitalized children, food drives for needy families, events to help veterans and senior citizens, the delivery of boxed meals to the homeless, and fundraisers for the humane society.

Contestants submitted essays, did a personal interview, did a final presentation on stage, and were judged on personality, poise, presentation and effective communication.

Directors of the competition are Mary Therese and Kent Friel. Details about the competition are available at www.TheGoodwillAmbassador.com or by calling 585-624-5510.

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