LITTLE VALLEY - This past week at area graduation ceremonies, CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) sponsored various awards. CCB worked with each high school to establish the following awards, which are given out every year to graduating high school students in the area:
Fredonia High School: CCB Community Academic Award. The award was based on academic excellence and dedication to the community. The award this year went to Tyler Lokietek.
Pine Valley Central School: CCB Scholarship. The award winner must be enrolled in a college and their field of major must be in the business, marketing or sales area and they must have maintained an average of 85 or higher. This year's winner was Ashley Matteson. Jamestown Central School: CCB Community Business Award. The award winner is a business student who has worked with the community. The award this year went to Megan Zimba.
Randolph Central School: CCB Community Service Award. The award is presented to a graduating senior that is involved in the community and volunteers his/her time. This year the award was given to Zechariah Kehoe.
Salamanca Central School: CCB Award for Excellence in Leadership. The award is presented to a student that has held a leadership position and was successful in their efforts. This year the winner was Kameron Dry.
Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School: CCB Commercial Award. The award is presented to the best student overall in accounting and this year's winner was Kyle John Solem.
Ellicottville Central School: CCB Commercial Award. The award is presented to a graduating senior that is interested in the field of Business. The award this year went to Colin Lapi.
Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School: CCB Community and Academic Excellence Award. The award is presented to a community-oriented graduate that volunteers their time, while maintaining their grades on the honor roll. This year's winner was Katarina Olasin.
Springville-Griffith Institute High School: CCB Academic Scholarship. The award goes to a hard working senior who has shown consistent and conscientious study habits and involvement at school. The winner this year was Olivia Emerling.