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Allentown honors kids caught "doing something right"

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The city of Allentown will honor the 2017 winners of its "Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right" campaign in a ceremony Tuesday night.

The 36 winners will each receive a certificate from Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski during the reception at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

The "Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right" campaign was launched in 2012 to recognize outstanding youth in the community who contribute to the well-being of Allentown, according to a news release. 

Allentown residents can submit nominations for kids ages 7-18 that they catch "doing something right." 

This year's winners of the "Volunteerism" award are:

  • Jahelys Adorno

  • Yojasmi Martinez-Altagracia

  • Dezmariyah Brown

  • Priscilla Figueroa

  • Alexa Fondeur

  • Amir Harriston

  • Jordy Henriquez

  • Dianna Hererra

  • Demetrius Lema

  • John Medina

  • Abbigail Mexquititla

  • Nyalise Morales

  • Arianis Ortiz

  • Zyier Palmer

  • Angeidy Torres Perez

  • Jensy Ramirez

  • Joshua Ramirez

  • Zainalyn Velaquez

  • Nikaury Flores Albino

  • Jandiel Flores-Arcelay

  • Adreanna Avalos

  • Leilani Toyenz-Colon

  • Jeralis Garcia

  • Kendal Herczeg

  • Sherlyn A. Martinez

  • Lusiel Bonilla Ortiz

  • Felix Ramirez

  • Alexa Rosario

  • Jayden Rodriguez

  • Ana Acosta

  • Noel Castro

  • Dayanna DeJesus

This years winners of the "Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" award are:

  • Adam Concepcion

  • Yanderick Roman Cintron

  • Richie Madjoue

  • Chanaly Rodriguez

This year's winner of the "Scholastic Achievement" award is:

  • Adam Concepcion

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