2017 Gift Of The Heart – Woodbury High School
Woodbury, NJ, June 8, 2017
For Immediate Release
The law firm of Hoffman DiMuzio has allocated close to half a million dollars to its “Gift of the Heart” Community Scholarship Foundation. Forty-one graduating seniors from Gloucester and Salem County high schools have been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for embodying the service ideals of the program. This week, the 2017 “Gift of the Heart” Hoffman DiMuzio Community Service Foundation recipients are from Woodbury High School — Ashley Campbell and Kyle Bailey.
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Ashley Campbell provided this Martin Luther King Jr. quote, while explaining the interrelated nature of communities and consequently, leaders. The opportunities she’s had to give back to her community have ultimately provided her practice for developing both leadership and communicative skills.
Her commitments have spanned from knitting blankets for soldiers to running fundraising bake sales. Ashley volunteers regularly as basketball manager and swim team timer. On Sundays she teaches a CCD church class. Additionally she is a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, and Student Council, all of which involve providing services to her school and community.
In high school, one of her main commitments lies with marching band. As drum major, she not only performs at games but also helps fellow students with rehearsing and maintaining a positive approach to practicing. She’s been a member of marching band since her freshman year and describes the band as a family.
After completing more than 100 hours of service, Ashley hopes to continue her community involvement following graduation, and when selecting her ultimate career path.
Over the course of his high school career, Kyle Bailey has found great value in dedicating his time to volunteering. He notes that the flexibility of local organizations makes community involvement viable for a wide range of people with unique schedules.
Of all the volunteer hours Kyle has completed, he cites his time at the Woodbury YMCA as some of his most rewarding. In the organization, he acts as a basketball coach. His role involves helping 7- and 8-year-old players to both improve their athletic abilities and build confidence. He explains that the experience has provided him an opportunity for personal growth and has been overall “a great and wonderful experience.”
Additionally, Kyle was accepted into the National Honor Society and represented his school at Boys State his junior year. Boys State is a selective educational program that aims to provide high school students an opportunity to gain leadership experience and learn about the functioning of government. Aside from these opportunities and his volunteer work, running track and playing basketball are two of Kyle’s major passions.
Click here to read more about the Hoffman DiMuzio Gift Of The Heart Scholarship Foundation.
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