Ruth Metell of Oak Bluffs was recognized by Rep. Tim Madden at the 28th Annual Heritage Day of Portugal celebration at the State House on June 5. Heritage Day recognizes members of the Portuguese American Community who are role models and outstanding contributors to their local communities. Ms. Metell is a Martha’s Vineyard native who worked at the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank and the Edgartown National Bank, and was named 2011 Senior Volunteer of the Year by the Oak Bluffs Senior Center. She has five children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.