Newark High School senior Matthew Hutteman received one of two 2019 Outstanding Youth awards presented at the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce’s 49th annual awards dinner at the Newark Elks Club.
The other winner was Ben Talbot, of Newark, who attends McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester.
“I am truly honored, grateful and appreciative,” Hutteman said. “It is such a selective award that only two people received.”
Hutteman received the award from Mike McGavisk, head varsity football and basketball coach, who described Hutteman as a “caring, giving and community-minded young man.”
“He truly represents all that is great about our school and our community,” McGavisk said. “It is my honor to recommend Matthew for this award. Matthew has been able to balance school, work, sports and all of his community service while still maintaining his excellent academic standing.”
In his nomination, McGavisk said Hutteman is a strong student with a cumulative GPA is 92.49. He takes honors and Advanced Placement classes, and received Academic Excellence, Clarkson University Leadership, Stephen Comstock Memorial, Scholar Athlete and Sportsmanship awards.
Hutteman is active in Boy Scouts and working toward his Eagle Scout rank, leading him to community projects that involved pouring concrete for dugouts and painting bleachers at a community baseball field, helping with village Christmas tree pick-ups, and volunteering at the St. Francis/St. Stephen Family Festival.
Hutteman has worked at The Apple Shed in Fairville since 2017. He plays varsity golf and varsity baseball at NHS, and is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Link Crew and Varsity Club.
“Matthew has a very strong sense of family and outstanding family values instilled in him by his
parents,” McGavisk said. “He has made a great impact in our school and community. He will have a significant impact on his college community in the future and I know that he will be successful in life.”