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Episcopal School of Dallas

A Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Ages 3 Through Grade 12

COMMUNITY SERVICE NEWS

Posted 04/30/2019 03:00PM
This afternoon, 111 freshmen and sophomores were honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award.

 

This afternoon, 111 freshmen and sophomores were honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award during a special ceremony, joining their junior and senior counterparts who were honored yesterday. Sophomores receiving the award today completed at least 100 community service hours this year.; freshmen completed at least 50.

In alignment with ESD's Founding Tenet of Service, these students dedicated their time and energy to serving others in our community and beyond. Please see below for a list of the students who achieved this award. Congratulations, Eagles!

 

Class of 2021: Ally Aikman, Michael Bagley, Blair Batson, Eleanor Beck, Jack Beck, Adeline Beichler, Kenneth Borders, Jack Breard, John Callis, Charlotte Clark, Avery Cole, Katherine Cowser, Mary Cowser, Aidan Cox, Sam Curtis, Rylie Dupuis, Charlotte Esping, Elle Etcheverry, Stella Foreman, Jiaying Fu, Laura Gillies, Jackson Goutcher, Jake Griffin, Christopher Hess, Reece Huggard, Ally Jeter, Grace Knudson, Neely Krispin, Gabriel Letcher, Samuel Lindsey, Benjamin Lowry, Taylor Maris, Brad Stephen Mattys Jr., Hadley Mattocks, Max Moorman, Susanna Newsom, Penelope North, Zaria Osimetha, Andrew Pfaff, Emily Rubin, Lucy Sinwell, Liesl Small, Ali Sparrow, Ava Thompson, Lauren Tollison, Kenneth Tran, Clay Watson, Samantha Whiting, Hollis Wood, Sumner Wooldridge, and Evelyn Zhao

Class of 2022: Mary Grace Altizer, Erika Batson, Shruti Bodhanampati, Gabbi Butler, Fletcher Calvert, Riley Calvert, Casey Curtis, Kara Dross, Ryan Egger, Taylor Elliott, Victoria Feuer, Ava Finn, Francisco Gomez-Quinonez, Camille Greening, Zachary Habeeb, Andrew Herring, Price Johnson, Elizabeth Kelly, Sydney Knodel, Jude Kozielec, Carolyn Langford, Jake Lewis, Emily Lichty, Mason Link, Maxwell Litle, Ruby Long, Grace Macchia, Mallory Mahoney, Mary Frances McGaughy, Esme McGaughy, Gina Montagna, Reid Moorman, Luke Mooty, Lillian Nettle, Day Nettle, Daniyal Nisbet, Mihail Nisbet, Virginia Nussbaumer, Reese Owen, Austin Page, Major Parsons, Stephanie Pfister, Kai Robinson, Adam Russell, Sofia Sabella, Tucker Sachs, Constantine Scurtis Jr., Lauren Sedwick, Caroline Smith, Vishal Sridhar, Samuel Suarez, Kathryn Sullivan, Caroline Teegarden, Libby Tulimieri, Avery Vafa, James Wharton, Cash Whiteman, Claire Wooley, Alexander Wysk, and Jack Yeaman

Posted 04/29/2019 02:00PM
This afternoon, 97 juniors and seniors were honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award.

 

This afternoon, 97 juniors and seniors were honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award during a special ceremony. Matthew Trogdon, Vice President of Bonton Farms, kicked off the ceremony with a speech on the impact and importance of community service. He thanked our students for their commitment to serving others, before turning the mic over to the Community Service Co-Chairs Katelin Gildersleeve '19, McKinley Lawson '19, and Emerson Prokos '19 for the announcement of the honorees.

Those receiving the award today completed at least 100 community service hours this year. Also honored today were students who have received this prestigious award for four consecutive years, thus becoming a four-year recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award. Individually, these students served at least 350 hours both locally and globally during their time in Upper School here at ESD. Collectively, they dedicated over 14,856 hours to helping others.

 

In alignment with ESD's Founding Tenet of Service, these students dedicated their time and energy to serving others in our community and beyond. Please see below for a list of the students who achieved this award. Congratulations, Eagles!

 

Class of 2019: Will Archer*, Kennedy Banks*, Will Beck*, Jack Betts*, Emma Boeckman*, Grace Boyd*, Reece Breaux*, Trey Brooks*, John Calvert*, John Carrie*, Ashley Carter*, Miles Cavitt*, Elizabeth Davis*, Elliot Duessel*, Katelin Gildersleeve*, Cameron Goldstein, Isabelle Gonzales*, William Greening*, Allison Herring*, Grace Inglis*, Patrick Kerrigan*, Dane Kozelsky*, McKinley Lawson*, Maggie Lipscomb*, Truman Litle*, Luke Logan*, Lauren Marks*, Emma Name*, Cooper Newsom*, Hank Parsons*, Taezja Phelan*, Patrick Phillips, Emerson Prokos*, Chloe Raines*, Sydney Rezaie*, Annie Saustad*, Annie Sawers*, Abby Stanford*, Luke Stanford*, Christopher Talbot*

*denotes a Four-Year PVSA Recipient

Class of 2020: Kerrm Ahsan, Virginia Baker, Cambridge Bender, Alan Benitez, Sameer Bhasin, William Blair, Catherine Blaylock, Abby Brand, Parker Brennan, Elizabeth Carrie, Sunny Courtwright, Emily Delgado, Edward Dockery, Jade Donahue, Spencer Dunn, Lauren Egger, Andrew Gibson, Sabrina Gies, Sydney Goodiel, Claire Groves, Elizabeth Hammett, Zain Haq, Nikash Harapanahalli, Julia Hicks, Lily Grace Hoodis, Henry Isom, Lily Jackson, Kevin Jin, Brian Jones, Grace Judin, Patrick Kelley, Arthur Lindh, Caroline Massey, Selam Mekbeb-Gillett, Ross Miller, Tarun Mittal, Braden Montgomery, Val Mooty, Rachel Morrow, Sarah Morrow, Humza Naseem, Arrington Nelson, Biz Newsom, Ashley Owens, Isabella Pfister, Jose' Portella III, Abby Ragan, Sohaib Raza, John Rochon III, Austin Russell, Garrett Seymour, Caroline Singleton, Sarah Smith, Annie Walker, Alexandra Warnecke, Margaret Wilson, River Woods

Pictured above are the four-year recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Posted 04/29/2019 11:00AM
Fourth graders collected books for Scottish Rite Hospital as part of a collaborative project in science, service, and literacy.

From Brenda Wilder, Fourth-Grade Teacher:

Fourth graders study the human body, focusing mostly on bones, muscles, and joints.  As part of their unit, the teachers read aloud the book Small Steps by Peg Kehret, which tells the story of a young girl diagnosed with polio.  The disease attacks the nerves and can cause paralysis and issues with breathing.  Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children started as a clinic for patients struck by the polio epidemic in 1921. The curriculum, the story, and the hospital help tie together our community service which is a Lower School book drive.  Fourth graders created a presentation explaining the service project which they shared in Chapel.  

Scottish Rite's summer book sale supports the Legacy Scholarship Program which was established in 1986. It is a separate nonprofit corporation governed by the Scottish Rite Masons of Texas for the sole purpose of providing educational scholarships for former patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 1986, the program has awarded more than 1,700 scholarships totaling more than $2,225,000. 

This year, the Lower School collected 1564 books!

Once the drive began, students were responsible for gathering books from the carpool locations, counting, and boxing the books.  When they visited the hospital, the students delivered the donated books and enjoyed a presentation about the amazing services this special place provides. This trip is always a meaningful highlight of the fourth-grade year.

Posted 04/17/2019 11:00AM
Seniors and fifth-grade buddies volunteered at Children's Hunger Fund.

Earlier this month, seniors and their fifth-grade buddies volunteered at Children’s Hunger Fund, where they sorted and packed food into Food Pak boxes. As part of the community service challenge issued earlier in the year, students collected a little over 60 Food Paks at ESD.

By the numbers, their trip produced:

  • 252 Crates – Hygiene Sorting
  • 900 Bags – Rolled Toilet Paper into bags for Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • 163 Boxes – Sorted Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • 46 Pallets – Prepped items for the Mercy Network Distribution

Many seniors enjoyed spending more time with their buddies. "I really enjoyed getting to work with our 5th-grade buddies on this project because of their enthusiasm and effort which inspired us to work harder too," Claire Koonsman '19 said. 

"My buddy and I spent most of the time making boxes," Hank Parsons '19 said. "I find it enjoyable to serve at the CHF because of how much I know I am helping other people by working there."

Others think of this day of service as a great part of ESD's buddy program. "Community service with our buddies is such a great way to spend time with our buddies as well as helping the community. It is a great tradition," Garrett Johnson '19 said. 

Great work, Eagles! We look forward to continuing our work with Children’s Hunger Fund in the future. 

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