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Byram Hills Junior Sydney Levy Receives St. Vincent's Hospital Youth Award

Sydney LevyCongratulations to Byram Hills junior Sydney Levy selected to receive the 2021 St. Vincent's Hospital Youth Award. This prestigious award honors local high school students who best exemplify St. Vincent's Hospital’s mission of charity, excellence in healthcare, and lifelong volunteering.  
 
"Passionate about health care, Sydney has volunteered at Blythedale Children's Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital in unique ways showing dedication, creativity, and a genuine orientation toward charity and serving the needs of others,” said Gregory Quirolo, Byram Hills High School Counselor.  
 
Sydney has been on the President’s Junior Leadership Council (PJLC) at Northern Westchester Hospital for many years, facilitating the connection between the hospital and the broader community on public health, safety, and well-being.  She led an effort to produce COVID-19 videos encouraging peers to find safe and fun activities during quarantine and spent her summer creating multi-media health-related education videos in a Virtual Internship.
 
Although there will not be a traditional ceremony held in person this year, Sydney’s accomplishments will be acknowledged through the U.S. Congressional Certificate of Achievement and St.Vincent's Presidential Certificate.  The 2021 winners will also be featured on the St.Vincent’s Youth Award Website.
 
Sydney hopes to pursue a career in pediatrics in the future.  She feels her hospital experience helped confirm her interest in serving others while focusing on health and medicine.  Sydney’s dedication to her broader community is outstanding and embodies the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence.