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Hunter Cooley recently received the New York Mills Civic Excellence Award. 

The New York Mills Civic Excellence Award was created in January 2001.  The intent of the award is to promote a strong sense of citizenship with a focus on “service to others.”

The NY Mills Civic Excellence Award is a two-part program that is based on the selection of a recipient in the spring of their junior year in high school.  Part one recognizes the recipient’s civic excellence through a $200 donation in the name of the recipient.  Part two awards the recipient with a $400 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education.

The NY Mills Civic Excellence Award, along with many other award programs, is financially managed and funded by Footprints Foundation, Inc.  

Additional information about Footprints is available at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank.