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Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

The Youth Volunteer of the Year award is presented to an outstanding high school student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping others and who serves as an example to their peers.

The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is proud to recognize for the year 2018:

Matt Matsenov
Youth Volunteer of the Year

Matt Matsenov is a senior at John Handley High School.  He plans to attend either University of Virginia or Carnegie Mellon in the fall to study Civil Engineering. Matt is the president of the Interact Club, a virtual peer-tutor of English for a student from Turkey, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate team. Matt enjoys volunteering for various organizations including the the Rotary Club of Winchester, the United Way, Bright Futures, Salvation Army, Rise Against Hunger, and SPCA.  His favorite volunteer endeavors are serving meals in the monthly Soup Kitchen at the local church, participation in the Relay for Life benefit concert supporting the American Cancer Society, and participating in the United Way Fund Distribution.




Past recipients include:

2017      Jessica Clatterbuck, James Wood High School
2016      Alexis Schneider, James Wood High School 

2015      Brooke Souders, Millbrook High School
2014      Callie Clayton, James Wood High School 
2013      Emily Woznak, James Wood High School 
2012      Eliza Urtz, Handley High School
2011      Presley Parkes, Millbrook High School 
2010      Jordan Orndoff, Millbrook High School
2009      Sullivan Parkes, Millbrook High School
2008      Lyndsey Funkhouser, Strasburg High School
2007      Beth Dickey, Clarke County High School
2006      Bethany Hott, James Wood High School
2005      Jessica Crosen, James Wood High School
2004      Megan Morton, Millbrook High School
2003      Krystal Omps, James Wood High School
2002      Jennifer Staples, Clarke County High School
2001      Jeanette Reynolds, Central High School