Students awarded for scholastic, community involvement

The Shelton Exchange Club has awarded Youth of the Month awards to Shelton High School students over the past three months.

The award recognizes hard-working high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership.

Each recipient is given a monetary award from the Shelton Exchange Club and is allowed to enter district competition, and ultimately, an opportunity to vie for the National Youth of the Year Award.

SHS seniors Kristin Grabarz, Joseph Stein and Priyal Bhargava have  received the award this year and are eligible to compete in the district competition. All three students have excelled in and out of the classroom.

Kristin is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior State of America, Shelton High Soccer team, and has volunteered for

numerous causes.

Joseph is a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the soccer, swimming and diving, and track and field teams, and has volunteered for many different programs.

Priyal serves as captain of the SHS tennis team and plans to attend the University of Connecticut in the fall, majoring in neurobiology.