WBNG-TV & Senator Libous Honor Amy Melville For Community Service

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated May 30, 2007 at 7:30 PM EDT

When 17 year old Amy Melville isn't walking the halls at Maine-Endwell High School, you can find her here.

Helping the Maine Emergency Squad.

"It really looked interesting to be able to get out in the community and help people in this specific matter of way and you see people going to soup kitchens and I wanted to do some of that but Maine Ambulance kind of drew me too it," says Melville.

Melville goes out on calls, riding in the back of the ambulance.

On the scene, she gets the patients information.

And when she can, assists the EMTs.

Members of the Maine Emergency Squad say Melville will be missed when she goes to college.

"She's been a leader and really good role model for the rest of the young folks that are following in her footsteps. She runs calls, she's on duty with us and she's done everything we've always asked of her," says Jay Cobb of the Maine Emergency Squad.

She also donated her time to help at her church, St. Ambrose in Endicott.

"When I was a confirmation student, I helped with the Christmas party for the less fortunate. Organizing presents and being able to see those kids smile when they got the presents was so heart warming," says Melville.

Melville says her community service won't stop when she enters SUNY Oneonta in the fall.

She plans to study biology, and become a teacher.
Each winner of the Student Community Service Award receives a 1 thousand dollar scholarship.

And each will attend a college or university in the SUNY system.

We'll profile another student winner next Wednesday, here on Action News at 6.

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