NORWOOD - January 20, 2020 - Winners of the 50th annual Ten Outstanding Norwood Youth were unveiled during a dinner reception hosted by Norwood Masons tonight.
The TONYs recognize Norwood residents in grades 10-12 who are making significant contributions of time, effort, and talent to volunteerism, church, or other charitable causes. The program seeks to honor these individuals and offer them as positive role models to younger students. Winners were selected by a panel of Norwood residents and receive a savings bond, award, and a citation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
The winners of the 2020 TONY Awards are Sean Chisholm, Thomas Fehm, Adelene Jeneid, Matthew Malley, Tara O’Brien, Jaden Ryan, Alrina Sharra, Marisa Silk, Raceja Velavan, and Priscilla Zhang.
Also nominated for this year’s TONY Awards are Max Angelico, Jhostin Baez Peguero, Hailey Barrows, Joseph Barry, Julia Cropper, Mary Lee, Darya Maldonado, Maeve O’Connor, Juliana O’Neil, Audrey Scarfati, Jared Shea, Liam Slattery, Erinn Wagner, and Robert Wladowski. Marisa Silk also received the annual Father Robert Dwyer Award, given for service to one’s faith.
Previously organized by the Norwood Jaycees, the Orient Lodge of Masons has organized the Ten Outstanding Norwood Youth Award for the past 25 years.
“It is especially important to us because it recognizes the main tenets of our fraternity; faith, charity and a commitment to our brethren and community. You all should be proud tonight as someone thought enough of you to put your name in for nomination,” said David Laronde, co-chairman of the TONY committee. Former Norwood Jaycee Mary Connolly also serves a committee co-chairman.
Photo by Scott Davis.
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