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Christchurch School students honored

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From left, the Christchurch School students who earned Volunteers-of-the-Month honors are Owen Curry, David Treakle, Maddie Scott, Joe Moreno, Wai Lun Au, Trevor Otey and Brett Pausic.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck has named the volunteer student tutors from Christchurch School as the Volunteers-of-the-Month for November, announced unit director Wardell Carter.

The seven students from Christchurch School tutor club members in reading in group sessions and also provide one-on-one help during Power Hour, the time designated for completing homework. The seven spent the last eight weeks tutoring as part of their community service commitment at school.

The Christchurch School students were selected because “they have been very helpful in assisting the club staff with Power Hour,” according to Carter. “Each student has developed good relationships with the club members and demonstrated very positive attitudes toward their volunteer assignments. They are diligent and conscientious.”

In addition to tutoring, the volunteers also introduced club members to Chinese culture, talked with them about Chinese customs, supervised a ping-pong tournament, taught them how to write their names in Chinese, and served them Chinese dumplings.

“We have a great partnership with Christchurch School, and with [faculty advisor] Laurie White and her team,” Carter said.

The Boys & Girls Club is seeking more tutors and mentors. Any business, organization or individual interested in spending at least one hour per week with a child will find the experience very rewarding, Carter said.

For more information, contact Wardell Carter at 435-2422. A background check is required.

posted 12.12.2012

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