I dropped off lots of beach toys at the Believe in Tomorrow House By the Sea in Ocean City, Maryland! The House By the Sea was built in order to
January 2011 Carpenter’s Hands: New Life For Girls – I volunteered with other member’s of LifePoint Church during a Carpenter’s Hands project at New Life For Girls. New Life For
I spoke to the Ladies Auxiliary at the American Legion to thank them for generously donating a space to hold my Birthday-Benefit Party, raising $500 for Believe in Tomorrow! I
June 2009-Be Moved: Dance For a Cure Spending over 30 hours learning choreography and preparing for the show was completely worth it! Dance For a Cure raised over $2000 for the
Today was possibly my favorite experience with Believe in Tomorrow! I was able to meet an amazing family and particularly a 9 year old girl who is so sweet and brave! We
October-2010 Volunteering at the Hair Ball, I sold balloons at the “Balloon Pop Auction”. We raised $1000 with only the Balloon Pop, and the money from this event goes to the Stacy
December 2000 Kindergarten class project Toys for Tots Collection
February is American Heart Month! I had such a great time at the Heart Ball! I was able to greet guests at the event benefitting the American Heart Association.
Hundreds of people, specifically over 100 men, came together to support Rape Crisis Intervention of Carroll County at the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes! I taught the
September-2010 4-H Therapeutic Horseback Riding Assistant – I led horses and I supported and assisted people with special needs as they rode the horses. I got involved with it because
Even though I am not much of a morning person, I could not have been happier to get out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to attend an interview on Fox 45! I was given the opportunity to speak about the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, my goals in general and as the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland, and information about the Be Your Best Self Program.
It was such a blessing for my family and I to once again prepare a meal for the families staying at the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins! Preparing a meal is just a small way to take a little stress off of the individuals staying at the house. We have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and I can’t wait until our next visit!
There were five hundred fathers and daughters spinning around the dance floor at the Frederick Daddy Daughter dance. This event was such an amazing opportunity for me to speak about the Distinguished Young Women’s National Outreach program, “Be Your Best Self”. The BYBS program helps to instill core values in young boys and girls. Be healthy, be involved, be studious, be ambitious, and be responsible are the five elements that define what it truly means to Be Your Best Self! The little girls were so sweet and looked to their fathers with so much admiration, as I do with mine!
This past summer I had the opportunity to become a trained speaker with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. This speakers bureau ensures that more students are well prepared to succeed in life and in college by encouraging students to take and master rigorous high school coursework — particularly in math and science. MBRT provides speakers to help motivate and guide students as they are preparing to select courses for their high school program and incentives to encourage students to stay the course throughout high school. I am so happy that I was selected to speak in my home school, Winters Mill High School and was able to speak to the students about setting goals, becoming a Maryland Scholar, and making decisions now that will open up opportunities for the future.
My friend Katie and I had a great time spending the evening at the Johns Hopkins Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House preparing a meal for the families there. The Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides housing for critically ill children and their families. Preparing a hot meal for the families takes a little stress off of them. We are always told that our food beats hospital food any day!
The Community Foundation of Carroll County honors an individual, a youth, a community business partnership, a nonprofit organization and a legacy philanthropist at a ceremony each year. It was a huge honor for me to named the 2013 Youth Philanthropist of the Year! Community Service has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have volunteered with many organizations throughout the past few years and it is such an honor to be recognized for something that is so important to me.
Fifty excited children spent the morning at the Merritt Athletic Club Fall Festival Fun Run to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. I am so glad that I was able to play games with them, cheer them on and most importantly, see the smiles on their faces as they crossed the finish line!
At the Maryland Seafood Festival, I spent the day assisting Mike Jordan with the “Crab Derby” and making crafts with kids. The Crabs for Kids Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization developed to help support local, underprivileged kids and their families. CFK Foundation was established in 2012 by Annapolis, MD resident Mike Jordan, with the support of several local organizations and volunteers. It was such a beautiful day in Annapolis!