Carly KleinStern, of New Milford, was recently honored with the 2015 Monty Robson Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the John J. McCarthy Observatory board of directors in New Milford. Above, KleinStern is presented a special plaque by Monty Robson, board president and observatory director, June 3. KleinStern, a recent graduate and 2015 class salutatorian of New Milford High School, has been volunteering and doing public outreach presentations at the observatory, in addition to doing imaging and research on nebulae, asteroids and comets for the past three years. She is a freshman at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.