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Community Service Awards
Posted 05/12/2017 05:13PM

Upper Schoolers recognized for their dedication to service

Each year, dozens and dozens of Upper School students regularly participate in community service projects...not to fulfill a requirement, but to serve others and learn how much is to be gained when you 'give back.'

Students may track their hours, and then receive recognition for 50 hours or more of community service. Awards were given in the following categories: 50-74 hours for the Bronze Award, 75-99 hours for the Silver Award and more than 100 hours for Gold Award.

The winners of these awards are listed below.

Some of these students participate in service as part of an after-school activity. The community service team had met each winter for the last few years, and this year a spring trimester team was added upon the suggestion of a student to better serve the neediest members of our society. Twelve students participated in the winter and 11 in spring, with two students involved in both sessions.

Beyond the service teams, Community Service Director and English Teacher Julie Finigan also coordinated numerous all-school projects throughout the year. "We continued many annual programs Bullis is involved in each year," she explained, "including the Cereal Drive for Manna, the Thanksgiving Baskets project and regular visits to A Wider Circle and Manor Care." New projects were also added this year, including:

  • Preparing and serving breakfast or lunch for the homeless at MCCH-Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless with NHS
  • Creating dog toys with Animal Rescue Club
  • Organizing the pen and jersey drive for the Nkaya Project in Uganda with the 9th grade
  • Managing the coat and sock drive with Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Sorting clothes at Interfaith
  • Participating in the Polar Bear Plunge and raising money for the Special Olympics of Maryland
  • Raising Awareness and money for research for Alzheimer's through the National Walk to End Alzheimer's

Looking ahead to next year, Ms. Finigan says, "The students are eager to work and create bonds with younger children, so we will investigate volunteer opportunities in the area while also looking right here on campus for cross-divisional activities with the Middle and Lower School."

Gold:

Eunice Aissi
Ryan Braun
Aryemis Brown
Alex Caldeira
Nthabiseng Copper
KiAnna Dorsey
Will Evans
William Galbreath
Qianyi Hu (Margaret)
Kathryn Miles
Halle Magruder
Brooke Morgan
Kristi Palmer
Jessica Ravitch
Ryan Schumacher
Katherine Shiff
Paris Sears
Joanna Wang
Margaret Whatley

Silver:

Perrin Benaugh
Princess Ke
Yutong Liu (Helen)
Steven Lyu
Meghane Mombouli
Zachary Schumacher

Bronze:

Emma Bookoff
Alex Brodkowitz
Vicky Cai
Jack Geifman
Brett Guterman
Liam Handel
Lidia Hong
Drew Katz
Amanda Leder
Owen McCready
Dylan Moore
Gianna Moore
Joelle Moore
Pedro Petcov Neto
Haley Porter
Samuel Sannieniola
Michael Scott
Lulu Sha
Athena Skoufias
Rotimi Sofola
Yemi Sofola
Gemma Sun
Liam Vinal
Gabrielle Whittleton
Zheng Yang
Chris Yau

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