Sophomore, Dacula High School
Accomplishment: sophomore Hannah Pere has been presented with the Call to Service Award, given only to those who have completed at least 4,000 lifetime hours of community service. Pere has also received the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award twice for 250 hours of community service completed in a 12-month period.
Key to Success: For Pere, community service has been a part of her daily life since she was in elementary school and for her service, she has been given multiple prestigious awards.
At Dacula High, Pere maintains a strong involvement in service programs. She is a member of the Key Club, a community service organization, national honors society, freshman mentoring, and peer tutoring.
Through her church, Pere spends the majority of her summers traveling around the country doing mission work. The Dacula student says the planning and performing of these services is one of her favorite aspects of the community work she does.
“We go out during the summers and do mission work in several different states and we have a nursing home outreach where we go to the nursing home every month and play bingo residents,” Pere said.
The group is also not afraid to get its hands dirty to help out the community. In her travels, Pere has helped in construction projects and clean-up work in poverty-stricken areas that desperately need the help.
“We’ve gone to West Virginia to impoverished areas to help build houses or paint gyms and serve the kids there,” she said.
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