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2008 Junior Volunteer Program - October 2008

Northwest Texas Healthcare System

For most of these students, this volunteer program is their introduction to the workforce. In three months 31 students, collectively, contributed 1585.5 hours of volunteer service to various departments within NWTHS. Two students participated all year, raising the hours contributed to 2,074. According to Chrissy Mayhall, program coordinator, each student performed their duties, however small the task, with efficiency and integrity. They could have slept in or hung out with friends during the summer but instead chose to volunteer their time to help others. Despite their youth and inexperience, they had an overwhelming desire to learn and chose to contribute time and service to their community. They Inspire!

Back row: Katie Schulte and Robert Brown.
Second Row: Merlin Koch--chairman, Aiza Daud, Raven Sanders, Wenqian Zhang, Carlos Rodriguez, Stormie Hickenbottom, Abigail Vargas, Alexandria Hernandez and Gene Shrauner--chairman.
Sitting: Dani Francis, Crystal Favela, Heather Brown, Sabiha Hussain, Alexis Del Toro, Morgan Thomas and Jermaine Chambers.
Not Pictured: Kara Acker, Kelli Acker, Adrianna Brooks, Krissy Frost, Derek Hamilton, Ashlyn Heras, Mykinzie Hill, Sarah Jaffar, Tori Miranda, Dalton Owens, Payal Shura, Bo Sun, Mark Toland, Lyzi Wakefield and Emylee Wood.

calendar of events
  • January 11
    Kickoff of 2009 Program
    Find out what Celebrate Education is all about in this special section in your Sunday paper.
  • March 7
    Regional Spelling Bee, West Texas A&M University
    The annual Regional Spelling Bee will feature the top spellers from the Amarillo area. The top five winners will receive scholarship money ranging from $500 to $5,000 and the winner will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to represent the area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Spring and Fall
    Amarillo Reads community-wide reading projects.
    Dates and details TBA
  • April
    Amarillo Education Matching Grants Program. Exact date TBA
  • April 10
    What's a Kid to Do Special Section
  • April 12
    What's a Kid to Do at the Amarillo Civic Center
    This event will focus on activities and camps for children to participate in during the summer..
  • May 8-29
    Beating the Odds
    A series of stories published daily in the Amarillo Globe-News during the graduation season that profiles people who have inspiring stories to tell about the degree they are about to receive.
  • May 12
    Ready for the Real World program at Amarillo Civic Center
    AISD juniors get training on what's going to face them in a little more than a year.
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Special Section
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Event at West Texas A&M University
  • Fall
    Discover College Day
    Fifth graders from area schools visit college campuses.
  • October 1
    Great Jobs Special Section
    Focusing on well paying jobs available in the area that people may not know about.
  • November 2
    Career Education Special Section
    Focusing on businesses and others in the community helping young people gain a career vision.
  • November
    Yes You Can Event
    Designed to help people gain information about the next level of education from GED to PhD. Date TBA.
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