High school students and educator recognized at YMCA Awards Breakfast
(May 18, 2011)—
Clayton A. Bouton High School students Rachel Lee, Sarah Madden and
Cassidy Smith, and teacher Mr. Kyle Turski were recognized at the
14th Annual “Student and Educator Awards Breakfast” sponsored by the
Capital District YMCA.
The Capital District YMCA recognizes high school educators and
students who unselfishly give of their time and talent to community
service projects and who serve as positive role models in school and
Miss Rachel Lee is a Sophomore at the Clayton A. Bouton High School
and is very active throughout the community. As a 4-H member, she
has volunteered with numerous events and organizations, including
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” and the Capital Region Food
Bank. Rachel also volunteers with the Mohawk Hudson River Humane
Society’s “Paws in the Park” program. In addition, on Sunday
afternoons, Rachel volunteers at the Albany Therapeutic Riding
Center where she cleans and feeds the animals.
Miss Sarah Madden is a very active student at the high school, where
she is a member of the Junior class. Sarah has been involved with
Student Government and International Club since her freshman year.
Sara has also been selected by her peers to serve as a Natural
Helper assisting students with the many different challenges that
high school presents. Sarah also has a passion for sports. She
volunteers at the New Scotland Girl’s Summer Basketball Camp and
contributes to the community by participating in “Coaches vs
Cancer,” “Strides for Cystic Fibrosis,” and “Race for the Cure.”
Miss Cassidy Smith is also a junior. She began her community service
work with the Girl Scouts of America. For the past five years,
Cassidy has been president of a small youth led group which runs
projects to aid many issues that occur in the community and around
the world. She led the group fundraising efforts and secured a grant
from Youth Venture. The group started a program called, “Building a
Bear to Show You Care,” which builds and delivers teddy bears to
children receiving treatment at Albany Medical Center. Cassidy has
also been volunteering at the Voorheesville Public Library where she
helps children who attend the Summer Reading Program.
Mr. Kyle Turski is a high school technology teacher. He unselfishly
contributes his time and expertise to the leadership and character
of our high school. He is visible at many school related activities.
He chaperones dances and works with students to organize events and
activities including Homecoming, Spirit Week and various other
fundraising events. Mr. Turski is also the Varsity baseball coach.
His demeanor and outgoing personality make him a valuable asset to
the district both as a faculty member and as a mentor to our
The breakfast was held at the Appel Inn in Altamont.