Bee You Awards

Zachery Szachta of Moravia Central School District was the 2024 Bee You Award $1,000 winner! He's pictured above with Cayuga Lake National Bank President/CEO Kelly Wade. Congratulations to Zach and all this year's winners!

Congratulations to our 2024 Bee You Honorees!

Grade 6      William Peterson and Alexis Quadrozzi
Grade 7      Layla Paul and Lucas Wright
Grade 8      Troy Franklin and Alyssa Johnston
Grade 9      Christian Horstman and Aaden McMillen
Grade 10    Alyssa Budd and Makenna Phanhthalath
Grade 11    Jack Clark and Mitch Warner
Grade 12    Emma Heasley and Austin Parente
Grade 6      Baron Hatfield and Lauren Stayton
Grade 7      Kayla Holbert and Cadence Thilburg
Grade 8     Kae Bouton and Robert "RJ" Eakin
Grade 9     Payton Bouck and Evan Morris
Grade 10   Lashley Heredia Castillo and Zachary Szachta
Grade 11    Kemper Fairweather and Jessalyn Jones
Grade 12    Christopher Conklin and Alexis Partridge
Grade 6      Trevor Bergen and Adalyn Shiels
Grade 7      Taylour Cornell and Harlee Rowe
Grade 8      Nayeli Gonzalez-Sakles and Mary Ryan
Grade 9      Natalie Kulis and Brady Young
Grade 10    Bryce David and Lee'na Reyes
Grade 11     Celeste Herrera Florian and Monica Rejman
Grade 12    Norah McCarthy and Bobby McLaughlin

Grade 6      Kinsley Loveless and Addison Nolan
Grade 7      Lalena Anderson and Brayden Coomber
Grade 8      Abby Liseno and Tristan Wilmot
Grade 9      Taylor Bergerstock and LilyAnn Fricano
Grade 10    Stephen Case and Cordell Smith
Grade 11     Emily Aguilar and Kurt Akins
Grade 12    Alexander Church and George Fearon

Cayuga Lake National Bank is now accepting nominations for its third annual Bee You Awards, which celebrates students from our neighboring schools (Lansing, Union Springs, Moravia, and Southern Cayuga) for their exceptional acts of leadership, kindness, or community service. The awards will recognize two students from each school and each grade six through twelve. The recipients will be celebrated, along with their families, at a local venue in the spring of 2025 and will be recognized with brief remarks regarding their achievements.

All recipients will receive an award and will be entered in a raffle to win one grand prize of $1,000.

 Nominees must be students at Lansing Central School District, Union Springs School District, Moravia Central School District, or Southern Cayuga School District and enrolled in sixth through twelfth grade. Students should exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

Motivation • Kindness • Compassion • Dedication Empathy

• Leadership • Authenticity • Bravery

The Bee You Awards will highlight students who make a difference and positively impact their peers and community.

Do you know a student you would like to nominate for the 2025 Bee You Award?

Nominations will be accepted now through March 1, 2025. This year we have two options for submission: 

* You can submit ONLINE using the 2024 Bee You Awards Nomination Form found below


* You can submit a paper application. Paper applications are available in the guidance office at each school or click this button to "PRINT NOMINATION FORM". Completed paper applications can be dropped off at any Cayuga Lake National Bank location, emailed to, or mailed to:

Cayuga Lake National Bank
Attn: Kelly Brown
165 Cayuga Street, PO Box 512
Union Springs, NY 13160

Questions? Call Kelly Brown at 315-889-9051 or email