Malone is blessed with some awesome students, and none more so than Cassie Brown and Jesse Wayne Harris. They were recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their hours and hours of volunteer work. Brown and Harris were awarded in the teen division for their efforts during their sophomore year where they met the criteria with a minimum of 100 hours.
Brown completed 129 hours while Harris had 104 hours. The award this year was in the Teen Division for hours worked during their sophomore year last school year.
Their junior year has been even busier with both students excelling at volunteer hours. Brown has logged in over 400 hours with Harris over 300 hours. Those hours have come from work with senior citizens in the area, including helping with their yardwork and gardens, work at Merryanna Mistletoe, tutoring, Northeast Jackson County Optimist Club, picking tomatoes to donate to a local food bank, wrapping presents for needy children, Santa Store helper, helping assemble and deliver furniture, working at the book fair, and serving at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Garden Gala.
Both students are now working towards their President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult division.
Criteria for receiving these awards is no easy task. Awards are issued by an approved Certifying Organization. Recipients of the award must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States. Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period (bronze, silver, or gold) or over the course of a lifetime (Lifetime Achievement).
Cassie and Jesse’s achievements do not stop with their volunteer hours. Cassie has a weighted GPA of 4.16, is an active member of BETA, FFA, a varsity cheerleader, and first baseman on the Malone varsity softball team.
Jesse has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.25, is actively involved with BETA, FFA, and has double duty as a pitcher and catcher on the Malone varsity baseball team.
Awards are issued for volunteer service only. The Award may not be used to recognize other contributors. Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the Award.
Cassie is the daughter of Jonny and Amy Brown. Jesse is the son of Larry Joe and Linda Harris.
Cassie Brown and Jesse Wayne Harris are to be commended for their excellence in the area of volunteer services while both are active in sports and cheer, as well as excelling in the classroom.
Congratulations to these fine students and their parents.