EAST SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 – Christina Scriber from Oswego County, Brendan McIntyre from Onondaga County, and Emma Van Vooris from Madison County received the Outstanding Teenager of the Year in their respective counties from NAIFA-Syracuse (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors).
The awards were presented at the April monthly meeting at Justin’s Grill, 6400 Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse. The award is in its 16th year and is presented to high school students in each of the three Central New York Counties of Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison. Outstanding teenagers are nominated based on their contributions to the community in the areas of school, church, academics and civic organizations.
Oswego County’s awardee Christina Scriber was selected based on her involvement in a number of community activities, including her service as a youth representative for St. Anne, Mother of Mary Church, volunteer for the American Red Cross, a religious education teacher at her church, and president of the APW Red Cross Club. She also received the Red Cross summer volunteer award in 2010, and is a HOBY of Central New York Alumni.
She is active in student government, is a state director for the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities (NYSCLSA), and is a member of the National Honor Society.