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Bloomfield Youth Assistance Recognizes Outstanding Citizens

Bloomfield Youth Assistance Recognizes Outstanding Citizens

Bloomfield Youth Assistance (BYA) is honored to award outstanding youth and adults as positive role models and for their volunteerism in the community at the annual Outstanding Citizens Award Ceremony.

Candidates were nominated in one of the following four categories: (1) initiation of a new program or project to help others, (2) self-improvement through personal and/or academic achievement, (3) remarkable perseverance through hardship or tragedy, or (4) volunteer service to an individual, organization, or to the community. BYA Recognition Chairperson, Paulina Hakopian, commented, “Each year we are amazed by the accomplishments and contributions of our phenomenal students and community members within Bloomfield Hills. We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize them for their dedication and inspired influence!”

Student winners from Bloomfield Hills Schools were as follows: 

High School Recipients:

  • Kaylah Adedapo (Bowers Academy)
  • Christine Balde (BHHS)
  • Michael Dillon (BHHS)
  • Alec Dorf (BHHS)
  • Sophia Hawkins (BHHS)
  • Ruby Jaworski (BHHS)
  • Selma Kafri (International Academy)
  • Cameron Klein (BHHS)
  • Reyna Nandalur (BHHS)
  • Alexander Parker (BHHS)
  • Talia Reddy (BHHS)
  • Katie Tadesse (BHHS)
  • Rieley Zelten (BHHS) 

Middle School Recipients:

  • Lily Beck (WHMS)
  • Sam Bell (EHMS)
  • Zahra Mirzad (WHMS)
  • Aimen Zahra (BHMS) 

Community Member Recipients:

  • Dr. Dima El-Gamal
  • Debbie Guettler
  • Nina Stecko

In addition, Reyna Nandular and Talia Reddy each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Bloomfield Township Police Benevolent Fund and Firefighters Charities respectively for their outstanding service.

The BYA EVENT VIDEO of the ceremony is now available.

Bloomfield Youth Assistance (BYA) is a community-based program created to strengthen Bloomfield Hills youth and families and reduce the incidence of delinquency, neglect, and abuse through community involvement. If your family is in need of support from the BYA, contact your school principal or counselor for more information or a referral. Learn more at