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Meet the 2022 Jones Memorial Auxiliary Royal Court


Jones Memorial Auxiliary announces Emily Budinger, Serena Boussa, Ethan Crandall, Lauren Viglietta, and Hayden Waldon

JMH Gala and Silent Auction is this Saturday November 12

By Andrew Harris

Every year the ‘twigs’ of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary showcase what is great about Wellsville: our young people! Each ‘twig’ or branch of the auxiliary selects one standout student/athelete to represent them.

Contact one of the five Royal Court Candidates before this Friday, November 11th. Grand Raffle tickets will not be sold at the Gala, as we have done in the past. Grand Raffle ticket prizes are $500.00, $300.00 and $100.00.

Read a little about each great kid below

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.

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.

Team Evans congratulates the JMH Royal Court

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.

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. Hayden 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 Hayden 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. Hayden works as a swim instructor and her future plans include a career in interior design.

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.

Don’t miss the gala this Saturday night!!!

This is a great event that helps raise money to buy much needed equipment and other items for the Jones Memorial Hospital. Come out and support the JMH Auxiliary. Great music, food and lots of items to bid on.

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