IMPACT Announces Campus Fellowship Award Winners

Pictured clockwise from top left: Joey Parker (right); Laramie Ball (left); Matthew Leon and Martin Dibble; Damon Tanner (left); Abigail Roof and Daniel Swanson; Aayilah Tanner (left); and Nnyl Newark (center).

IMPACT is pleased to recognize several student leaders from area schools. They volunteered, were dependable, took initiative, led meetings and organized service projects.

The organization would like to recognize for JCC, Laramie Ball; Chautauqua Lake Central School, Joey Parker; Jamestown High School, Martin Dibble and Matthew Leon; Maple Grove, Alex Lai; Cassadaga Valley Central School, Nnyl Newark; Frewsburg Central School, Heather Russell; Washington Middle School, Aaliyah Tanner and Damon Tanner; and for Persell Middle School, Abigail Roof and Daniel Swanson.

IMPACT is a student-led faith based club that has met in local schools since 2001. Students are encouraged to grow in care for each other, their schools and God. IMPACT also helps schools address character issues. Students have responded dramatically to assembly speakers hosted by IMPACT. This past year, local resident Jon Bogue shared openly about addiction and two years ago, Reggie Dabbs, nationally known motivational speaker, spoke at various locations throughout the area.

There are chapters in over 30 schools in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Warren County.

This award was sponsored by the Karl Peterson Fund from the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation.