The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau has named Adam Ditcher, a Randolph Central School senior, as the most recent Cattaraugus County Youth of the Week.
Ditcher is the son of John Ditcher and Tami Phillips.
Adam has been a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Youth Group for four years. In addition to being a Red Cross blood donor, he has also volunteered at blood drives for the last three years. Adam also helps with the Community Cupboard Collection and is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
He has been a member of the school chorus throughout high school and has participated in several All-County and All-State music festivals. He is an officer in the FBLA and a member of the Spanish Club.
Adam has been playing hockey and baseball throughout middle and high school. He has been on the golf team for three years and enjoys playing competitive golf in his free time as well.
Adam is a high honors student at Randolph and has received numerous awards including a state Executive Certificate of Merit, Clarkson University High School Achievement Award and recognition through the President's Education Awards Program. Adam has been attending JCC as a part-time student for the past year and has maintained Dean's List status for his studies. Adam received a special invitation from AGATE and traveled to Albany to lobby state legislators to mandate more advanced programs in schools. He enjoys studying foreign language, English and history.
Adam plans to attend college for a degree in business administration with a minor in Spanish.
The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau is accepting nominations for Youth Citizen Awards. Eligible youth must be residents of Cattaraugus County and in their senior year of high school. To make a nomination or for more information, call Laurie Peterson, program coordinator, Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, at 938- 2617.