2016 Gift Of The Heart – Salem County Vocational Technical High School
Woodbury, NJ June 20, 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 Salem County Vocational Technical High School, Kelsey Stockton and Christopher Land.
Kelsey believes in using her talents to help others. Math has always been one of her favorite subjects. As one of her community service projects, Kelsey has tutored other students. As a freshman, Kelsey spent 35 hours helping a classmate learn Algebra. Her junior year, she tutored an underclassman in Geometry. Kelsey has a genuine passion in assisting others overcome their weaknesses.
Her community service is not limited to the classroom and her school. Kelsey is also passionate about helping her community. As a member of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization, Kelsey has participated in 10 roadside cleanup events many at or around Woodstown. She has also worked with Supawna Meadows to help restore wood duck boxes for birds that migrate in this area in the winter. Kelsey has also helped needy people in her community by volunteering for the Meals on Wheels organization. She has worked on their Giant Pumpkin Carve fundraiser that helps provide meals to Salem County handicapped seniors. Great job, Kelsey!
Chris believes in the words of Winston Churchill, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Chris is a cadet in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC). One of their core principles is “service before self” and Chris has demonstrated his belief through many community service projects. He has volunteered and participated in many roadside cleanups, charity yard sales and food drives.
Through his patriotic spirit, Chris has played an active role in military activities and events. As a member of his school’s honor guard, he has presented the colors at many school graduations, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day ceremonies. Chris also volunteers his time with veterans at their retirement home. He enjoys spending time with soldiers listening to their stories and experiences. Chris also participates in the biannual placement of American flags at the Salem County Veteran’s Cemetery in honor of our fallen heroes. Way to go, Chris!
Congratulations are extended to Salem County Vocational Technical High School students Kelsey Stockton and Christopher Land as well as to their proud family and friends! Their community service to others exemplifies the true meaning of a Gift of the Heart!
Next week’s featured recipients will be from Schalick High School.
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.