Candidates will begin traditional sales for the “Grand Raffle”
The representatives for the 2022 Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Royal Court have been announced! As part of a long-time tradition, the Auxiliary Twigs and several community organizations sponsor a young person to sell tickets to the Grand Raffle. The candidate who sells the most tickets is crowned at the Auxiliary’s Annual Gala & Silent Auction on November 12.
Emily Budinger is the candidate representing the Hemlock Twig. Emily, the daughter of Jennifer and Bobby Budinger, lives in Wellsville and is a junior at Wellsville Secondary School. She is on the varsity swim team and the varsity track teams. A regular on the high honor roll, Emily enjoys reading and watching movies. Her hobbies include calligraphy and art. She is employed at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville and plans to attend college and travel after graduation.
The Maple Twig candidate this year is Serena Boussa, a junior at Wellsville Secondary School and the daughter of Alesia and Jong Boussa of Wellsville. She is the president of the student council and was a winner in the Student Space Flight Experiment Program. Serena is on the school’s yearbook committee, the robotics team, and the golf team. A member of the Scholastic Challenge, she is in the academic top 10 and a regular on the high honor roll. Serena enjoys drawing, piano and music, reading and fashion. Her future plans include pursuing neuroscience at Cornell University, where she plans to earn her PhD.
Ethan Crandall, the son of Dr. Heide Crandall of Wellsville, is the Olive Twig candidate. A member of the Scholastic Challenge, Ethan is regularly on the high honor roll. A junior at Wellsville Secondary School, Ethan is a member of the school’s ski, swimming, and track teams. In the past two years, Ethan has been a finalist in the sectional swim meet. His hobbies include reading, skateboarding, and trampoline. He plans on attending college after graduation, majoring in business, law, or criminal justice.
The Rotary Club candidate this year is Lauren Viglietta, the daughter of Nick and Stephanie Viglietta of Wellsville. A member of the Wellsville Secondary School OM Team, Lauren is also on the school’s soccer and track teams and she is currently captain of the JV basketball team. A regular on the high honor roll, Lauren enjoys outdoor sports like hunting, fishing, and hiking. She likes all sports and enjoys coaching. Her plans after high school include attending college and becoming a speech pathologist.
The Beta Sigma Phi sorority has chosen Makenzie Cowburn to represent the group this year. Makenzie, the daughter of Kim and Casey Cowburn, lives in Andover and attends Wellsville Secondary School. A member of the varsity soccer and softball teams, Makenzie was named the MVP Section V Player of the Year. In her spare time, Makenzie enjoys napping and playing softball. After high school, she plans to play softball in college and become a teacher.
Hayden Waldon is representing the Mulberry Twig. The daughter of Amy Hunt and Michael Hunt, she attends Wellsville Secondary School where she is a member of the varsity swimming and track teams and the theater club. Haydon is on the high honor roll and in the top ten in her class. As a member of the Wellsville Girls Swim Team, Hayden was recognized as the 2020 Sectional Swimmer of the Meet. The Livingston County Athletic Association has named her a swimming all-star every year since 2017 and Haydon holds three Wellsville school records for swimming. She is also a member of the AquaJags Swim Club at Genesee Valley School. Her hobbies include singing, painting, reading and playing the piano and guitar. Haydon works as a swim instructor and her future plans include a career in interior design.
Please support these young people and the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary by purchasing tickets to the Grand Raffle. The 2022 Gala & Silent Auction will be held at the Wellsville Country Club on Saturday, November 12. Stay tuned for information on ticket sales and event highlights.