Community All-Stars

2023 Community All-Stars

For the 16th consecutive year, Independent Health and Business First have teamed up to offer a program that identifies and honors our Community All-Stars, a group of extraordinary Western New York high school seniors who have shown a commitment to positively impacting the lives of those in their school or community.

All-Stars are nominated in three categories:

  • Community All-Stars
  • Wellness All-Stars
  • Diversity & Inclusion All-Stars

These students demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Be of good character.
  • Have made a difference in their community through their community service.
  • Embrace the diversity of students throughout their school.
  • Be friendly and open to all.

Each student nominated by their school Guidance Counselors as Community All-Stars will be showcased in a special printed section to be published by Business First in May 2023 and recognized with a plaque during an awards ceremony/assembly by their school.

Congratulations to our 2023 Student All-Stars!

They took action…
to positively impact classmates and members of the community who needed ways to live healthier.

They demonstrated leadership…
to help others engage in wellness activities throughout their school or community.

They stood up…
to racial bias and inequity to help make this the inclusive community we all deserve.

Celebrating Nearly 225 Students Who Answered the Question:
“If Not Me, Who?”

View our 2023 All-Stars:

In celebration of their leadership and efforts to better our community, each nominated student will receive a special award plaque and be showcased in a Business First newspaper section published in May.

In addition, we are proud to announce our $2,500 Scholarship Winners for each of the three categories:

2023 Scholarship Winners

Community All-Star

Congratulations Michael Covert from LeRoy, NY for being selected as the 2023 Community All-Star scholarship recipient.
Michael, a soon-to-be graduate of LeRoy Jr./Sr. High School, was chosen based upon ways he made a positive difference in the lives of the people in her school and community. Read more

Wellness All-Star

Congratulations Arianna Girardi from East Aurora, NY for being selected as the 2023 Wellness All-Star scholarship recipient.

Arianna will soon graduate from East Aurora High School. She was chosen based upon ways she went above and beyond demonstrating an active leadership in engaging and encouraging health, wellness and healthier living in her school and community. Read more

Diversity & Inclusion All-Star

Congratulations Alanah Harris from Niagara Fall, NY for being selected as the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion All-Star scholarship recipient.

Alanah, a soon-to-be graduate of Niagara Falls High School, was chosen based upon ways she advocated for those facing racism, bias and inequality and helped to bridge the social divide within her school and community. Read more