, an senior, was presented wth the Southampton Elks Lodge Joseph Ciachetti Award and Scholarship for outstanding academics and exceptional community service during the Elks Flag Day ceremony on Sunday.
Past Exalted Ruler/Scholarship Committee Chairman Jack Capute said since the lodge covers the entire South Fork, Mott was able to apply for the $1,000 scholarship.
"She's a very good student, an exceptional student," he said referring to not only her academic achievements, but also her athletic talent (she is an accomplished swimmer) and her community service. She volunteers at the teaching those with handicaps.
In fact, Mott , signed by President Obama, earlier this spring. The President's Volunteer Service Award, recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to service their communities and their country. Mott has been presented with the award by the Prudential Spirit Community Awards program, the country's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
The Suffolk County Legislature also .
Capute also said that Alexa Klink, a Mercy High School student who lives in Hampton Bays, was awarded the John Aluskeweicz Memorial Scholarship, also for $1,000 each. She was not available to attend the ceremony, however.
The Southampton Elks also donated $1,500 to the Honor Flight Program during the Flag Day ceremony.