Photo courtesy of Cl!X Portrait Studios
School: Pittsford Sutherland High School
Robert is a well-rounded honor student and scholar athlete who understands the importance of giving back to his community. He volunteers as a student tutor in math and reading, and his work with the Rochester Youth Baseball Coalition has been instrumental in providing equipment to leagues who serve less-fortunate children in our community — expensive equipment they would have gone without. Robert took it upon himself to plan, organize, and facilitate a used baseball-equipment drive and executed all steps from soliciting organizations for donations and setting up drop-off sites, working with many adults he never before met but has since inspired and impressed. He was skillful in identifying and overcoming obstacles and did so with a great sense of humility.
What the judges had to say:
“Robert is an inspiring young man. He is gifted as an athlete and also is a generous young man, who has selflessly paid-it-forward using the fortunes life has brought him, from opportunity to talents.”