2016 Gift Of The Heart – Glassboro High School
Woodbury, NJ March 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
The law firm of Hoffman DiMuzio has allocated close to a half a million dollars to its “Gift of the Heart” Community Service Scholarship Foundation. Forty-one graduating seniors from Gloucester & Salem County High Schools have been selected to receive a one thousand dollar scholarship for embodying the service ideals of the program. This week, the 2016 “Gift of the Heart” Hoffman DiMuzio Community Service Foundation recipients are from Glassboro High School: Busra Gocmez and Michael Turner.
Busra Gocmez loves to volunteer. She spends her time at Pitman Manor helping, working and hanging out with the Senior citizens. Whenever and wherever Busra is needed, she is there. As a member of the Let Girls Be Girls Club, Busra helps to create awareness to combat harassment and violence against women, both in the community and globally. Busra is also an active member of the National Honor Society, the Interact Club and the Friends of Rachael organization, spreading acts of kindness throughout the community.
With her eye on a career in the health field as a doctor, Busra’s favorite charitable work is volunteering at Kennedy Hospital. Here, she has one on one contact helping patients and their families during very difficult times. If you ask Busra why she volunteers, she will respond by saying, ” I always want to try and do my best when helping others; failure is not an option.” Good luck Busra and we thank you for your service!
At one time, Michael Turner was not fond of going out and socializing with other people. However, during his sophomore year, while attending an Interact District Assembly, he met many other students who volunteered their time…something happened…community service started to rub off on him. Thereafter, Michael felt motivated and began to appreciate the meaning of helping others.
One of Michael’s chosen projects is serving as an executive member of the newly formed Glassboro Gay-Straight Alliance Club. He along with other students helped set up, prepare and conduct meetings to promote understanding between gay and straight students in high school. Michael has also held positions of leadership serving as President of the Interact Club during his Junior year. Michael also volunteers for the Friends of Rachel where he spreads acts of kindness toward others. Michael Turner’s recommendation to other students is simply this: Go out and find something of interest and get connected! Great advice. Thank you Michael!
Congratulations are extended to Glassboro High School’s Busra Gocmez and Michael Turner and to their proud family and friends! Their community service to others shows the true meaning of a Gift of the Heart!
Next week’s featured recipients will be from Gloucester County Institute of Technology.
Click here to read more about the Hoffman DiMuzio Gift Of The Heart Scholarship Foundation.
If you’d like to see the rest of the 2016 scholarship winners, click here.