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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 2019:

Nathaniel Dansie
Youth Volunteer of the Year

Nate Dansie is a senior at James Wood High School. He is going to be studying architecture next year, however is still undecided on where. He is the president of Key Club, vice-president of the National Honors Society, vice-president of the student council association, captain of the James Wood Soccer Team, and class treasurer. He has also been a math tutor and aide for the past two years, a member of the Spanish club, National Art Honors Society, and enjoys playing piano! He enjoys volunteering for different organizations including Kiwanis, the Salvation Army, Bright Futures, SPCA, Discovery Museum, and the Church of the Epiphany. His favorite projects have to be helping out at Kiwanis Pancake Day and monthly bingo at Evergreen Nursing Home.





Past recipients include:

2019      Nathaniel Dansie, James Wood High School
2018      Matt Matsenov, John Handley High School
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