Way to Go: Tiffany Armstrong, Amityville
An Amityville teenager has been recognized by a local youth organization for her weekly volunteer service.
Tiffany Armstrong, a sophomore at Amityville Memorial High School, was issued the Special Honor Volunteer Youth Award by the United North Amityville Youth Organization, which is dedicated to offering local youngsters the opportunity and skills to become adult role models. She was honored at the group's awards dinner in the fall.
Armstrong, 15, said she volunteers up to eight hours each weekend, making sure the organization's elementary-school-age children are fed and helping them get to various activities. She also lends her first-aid skills to various events and volunteers at concession stands during the basketball season.
"I feel at home there," Armstrong said. Of receiving the award, she said: "I was in shock and very honored. I put a lot of time and pride into helping work with other kids there."
Armstrong said she began to volunteer at the youth organization about four years ago, after taking one of the organization's karate programs. Currently she is enrolled in its youth leadership and cultural studies programs.
In her spare time, Armstrong enjoys taking dance lessons. She also is in the Girl Scouts.