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Madeline Grimm, 18, from Great Falls, VA was just awarded the Freshmen Service Award from the W Society (a secret society of students on campus dedicated to community service). The Student Engagement Blog on W&M's site says that this award, "recognizes an individual with an outstanding commitment to positive social change." Here, she describes her involvement:
"At William and Mary, I am the co-president of Lafayette Kids, a service organization. We bring tutors and mentors from William and Mary to a low-income housing community in Williamsburg to do weekly tutoring. The children we work with are incredibly positive and resilient. They do not let the challenges in their lives prevent them from getting a good education. I fit service into my schedule by prioritizing my workload, and taking classes that I am passionate about. Having a love for service and for my academics makes doing the work easier. I am also a Sharpe Community Scholar and participate in a variety of clubs at William and Mary. Because of my experiences volunteering, I decided to become a secondary school teacher following my graduation from William and Mary. Service has changed my life, and the lives of so many others."
Madeline's values and the work she does perfectly show the importance education holds both for herself and for others.
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