Treasurer Magaziner recognizes students with `Young Leader' awards


On May 15, Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner recognized fifty-eight high school juniors from across the Ocean State with the Young Leader Award. The award is presented to high school juniors in the state of Rhode Island who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in math, economics, finance and business-related courses, and is active in his or her community.

Award recipients from Warwick and the school they attend are: Valentina Ferla, New England Laborers' Construction & Career Academy; Adrian Pierce, Bishop Hendricken High School; Victoria J. Rooney, Toll Gate High School; James Truslow, La Salle Academy and Matthew C. Woods, Pilgrim High School. 

“It’s inspiring to be with young people who want to make a positive impact in the world,” said Magaziner. “From Block Island to Woonsocket; these high school juniors have a record of accomplishment in the classroom, as well as in their community. I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize members of this generation’s outstanding young leaders.” 

The award, presented during a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House, recognizes the students’ outstanding achievement in business-related courses, as well as a commitment to their community and demonstrating strong leadership skills. Each awardee was nominated by school administrators.


  Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner with the 2017 Young Leader Award winners from Warwick. They are from left: Adrian Pierce, Victoria Rooney Treasurer Magaziner and James Truslow. (Submitted photos0


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