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Christina Romine named Buckhannon’s 2022 Service to Youth Champion

BUCKHANNON – City officials and the Stockert Youth and Community Center board awarded the 2022 Service to Youth Champion award to a long-time SYCC employee this week.

Christina Romine was presented with the award Tuesday, May 17, in front of the SYCC building. Mayor Robbie Skinner said the champion is selected because of their service to Upshur County’s youth.

“Thank you all for joining us,” Skinner told the crowd assembled to honor Romine’s service. “We are here to celebrate someone who is well known to the lady I couldn’t do without every day, Amby Jenkins. We are here to honor her sister as the Service to Youth Champion.”

Skinner described Romine, a part-time custodian at the center, as “a fixer of anything broken, a finder of anything missing, a friend to many children needing to talk, a source of wisdom.”

Here is the full proclamation recognized Romine:

Whereas the city’s Stockert Youth and Community Center’s Board of Directors resolved during 2008 to annually honor the service of extraordinary persons who have given selflessly while dedicating their lives to service of youth in our Buckhannon-Upshur community by bestowing the Service to Youth Champion Award.

Several award winners that have received this award since 2008, include Patty Muncy, Cathy McCauley, Dr. Rob Rupp, Don Nestor, Joyce Harris-Thacker, Linda Riegel, Sam Nolte, Dr. Sarah Stankus, Jason Westfall, Greg Presar, Roy Wager, Roy Law, Buddy Brady, Larry Carter and Jenny Lilly last year.

Whereas the city has selected Christina Romine as our SYCC’s 15th  Service to youth champion and our city is now proud and privileged to honor and celebrate the many contributions benefiting our communities children, thanks to Christina Romine, who has long served as the part-time custodian for SYCC, as a fixer of anything broken, a finder of anything missing, a friend to many children needing to talk, a source of wisdom during SYCC’s morning meetings and offering thoughtful advice, insight and supports to all of SYCC’s endeavors.

Now therefore, I Robert Skinner III Mayor of the City of Buckhannon do hereby proclaim Tuesday, May 17, 2022, as Service to Youth Day throughout Buckhannon and we honor Buckhannon’s 2022 recipient of the Service to Youth Champion Award Christina Romine. I further urge all our residents to join our city’s honoree, her family myself, along with members of the city and SYCC and friends near and far, as well as this ceremony conducted at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at Stockert Youth and Community Center.

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