Treasurer Rickey Armstrong Recognition Of Amos Whitcomb And Carson Redeye

July 10, 2021 – Today is a special day, as we recognize to remarkable young people from our Allegany community, and I have the honor of introducing them both to you.

In superhero lore, Amos Whitcomb and Carson Redeye could easily be called a Dynamic Duo. These two young men have excelled and proven themselves to be examples of exceptional skill and character, and they certainly have bright futures ahead.

I have known Amos since he was a youngster of 4 or 5, when he began playing lacrosse with the Allegany Arrows Minor teams. Even back then, you could tell that he was incredibly gifted at the Creator’s game, and his list of athletic accomplishments since then is long and impressive.

At Salamanca High School, Amos was involved in football, basketball, wrestling and lacrosse. He had a 12- 1 record in wrestling, and received the Coaches Award in both football and lacrosse for his perseverance, leadership and team spirit.

A standout lacrosse player, Amos scored 138 goals at Salamanca and helped lead the team to the Section 6 title this season.

As impressive as his on-the-field accomplishments have been, Amos has also been a leader in the classroom and in the community. He recently graduated 5th in his class from Salamanca, was a member of the National Honor Society, the Seneca Studies Honor Society, and the Seneca Youth Council, and received the 1844 Scholarship from the University of Albany, the Lehman Dar Dowdy Seneca Language Award, the American Legion Iroquois Post 1587 Award, and the Community Service Award.

Amos has volunteered at several community events over the years. A quiet, respectful, unselfish young man, Amos’ teachers speak highly of his integrity and leadership qualities. He’ll be taking those same qualities with him to the University of Albany in the Fall, where he will be playing lacrosse and furthering his education.

Amos takes great pride in his community, and we are incredibly proud of him. Please join me in congratulating Amos Whitcomb.

Engineers take information that is hard to understand and they figure out how to make things work. That explains Carson Redeye.

From the classroom, to the sports field, to the community and at home, Carson has made it all work.

Carson began playing lacrosse for the Allegany Arrows when he was four years old, and continued to play through his teenage years. He has also played in the Fort Apache Cup the past few years. A four-year member of the Varsity team at Salamanca High School, Carson helped the team bring home the Section 6 championship last month. He was also a member of the Varsity football team at Salamanca during his Senior year.

But athletics is only part of the formula for what makes Carson such an impressive young man.

It was at Salamanca that his interest in Math and Science really took hold. As a Junior, he won the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. At graduation a few weeks ago, Carson graduated sixth in his class, and was presented with the Kyle Dowdy, Sr.
Seneca Language Award, the Cindy Mohr Scholarship, and the Rosalie Nosal Award. He was also a member and Treasurer of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Seneca Studies Honor Society and the Seneca Youth Council.

Carson has been a summer employee of our Nation’s Fish and Wildlife program. He enjoys hunting, fishing and archery, and is a great big brother to his sister and brothers.

It should be no surprise that he will be following an engineering path, studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester in the fall.

Please welcome and congratulate Carson Redeye.