Duprey Presents Christina Lynn Anne Russell With The Excelsior Award for Excellence

June 4, 2008
Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I,C-Peru) joined fellow members of the Assembly Minority Conference in awarding 2008 Excelsior Awards for Excellence and local resident, Christina Lynn Anne Russell of Tupper Lake, was one of the recipients. This award is presented to individuals who have overcome physical or other personal challenges to achieve great accomplishments and serve others in the community.

Christina suffers from Morquio Syndrome Type A, a metabolic disorder, but has continued to be active within her community. She is a member of the Tupper Lake Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, Northern New York Volunteer Firefighters Ladies’ Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. She is also a volunteer for the Family Champions and the Tupper Lake Football Boosters and is on the Youth Advisory Committee for the State of New York. She currently teaches 2nd grade religious education.

“I am honored to present Christina with the Excelsior Award for Excellence because she has been truly selfless with her continued work within her community and her activism for young children and young adults with special health care needs,” stated Assemblywoman Duprey.

The 6th annual award ceremony took place today at the State Capitol with many Assembly members taking part to recognize amazing individuals within their communities.