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Sam Melo, right, receives the Invensys Foxboro Branch Youth of the Year award.

Six individuals, including one from Foxboro, an organization and a corporation were among those recently recognized for their commitments to the Hockomock Area YMCA and the communities it serves.

The honors were announced during the Y’s annual meeting on May 15 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham.

Award winners were Donna Spigarolo, who is director of community relations for the New England Patriots, the SAFE Coalition, Blair Deeney, Madison Jankowski, Tanner Cross, Sam Melo of Foxboro, State Rep. Jay Barrows, R-Mansfield, and CVS Health.

Melo received the Invensys Foxboro Branch Youth of the Year Award. She has been involved with the YMCA for most of her life. Sam spoke about what the Y has meant to her and said, “I never knew how involved I would be at the Y until I realized the positive impact that the Y brings to the community and to me.” according to a press release by the Y.