First Selectman Ellen Scalettar and Woodbridge Youth Services announce the 2017 winner of the First Selectman’s Youth Award as Jason Luciani. Jason, an Amity sophomore and the son of Thomas and Roxanne Luciani, has made a genuine commitment to the Town of Woodbridge and its citizens. Jason stepped up as a Senior Patrol leader in Boy Scout Troop 907 to plan and control weekly meetings. He keeps the troop involved with Memorial and Veterans’ Day ceremonies and the placement of flags on veterans’ graves at all three Woodbridge cemeteries. The Troop prepares and serves food at Columbus House and supports a huge food drive to benefit the local food bank. Other involvement includes assisting with the Garden Club Spring Sale and with the First Church of Christ Strawberry Festival. Mr. Luciani’s fellow scouts nominated him for the Order of the Arrow with whom he does countless hours of trail building.
Jason stays active in other clubs such as Outdoor Venture and Leo Club, and serves Our Lady of the Assumption Church as an altar server and choir member. He also helps the parish with holiday food baskets and Christmas gifts. He has performed volunteer work at the Woodbridge Country Club, and spends time at Coachman Square. This young man is now beginning his Eagle Scout project of locating veterans’ graves in Woodbridge to replace missing or broken flags, and plans to memorialize these veterans through signs indicating their grave locations and the wars in which they served.
Jason Luciani received his award from Deputy First Selectman Beth Heller at the Human Services Volunteer Tea on April 20th in the Woodbridge Center Building. Peoples United Bank in Woodbridge V.P./Market Manager Garett Luciani presented Jason with a check for $100 for his dedication and service, and State Senator George Logan honored Jason with a citation from the State of Connecticut.