Mary Ballard Community Service Award

For Mary Ballard, and for those students receiving this special award,
the real gift is not in receiving but in giving.  
The Mary Ballard Community Service Award is named in loving memory of Mary Ballard, a former LFCDS teacher, mother, and tireless volunteer who was the recipient of the Bondy Hodgkins Award in 2004. Mary believed in the importance of giving to her community. In all her endeavors she worked with unfailing focus, energy, and dedication. Through the generosity of those close to Mary, the Community Service Award recipient receives $500 intended not for him or her, but to donate to an organization of his or her own choosing. For Mary, the real gift was not in receiving but in giving.  

It is an honor to keep Mary’s commitment to service alive by recognizing another who shares her generosity of heart and spirit. The intent of the award is to honor a student who, like Mary, acted above and beyond what was required by the community service program. The recipient must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to serve others with respect and compassion.  
Mary Ballard Award Winners

Abigail Trejo, Anton Walvoord, Redding Worth
Mimi Osborne, Emma Sturgeon
Katherine Schilling
Elizabeth Drury, Johanna Hielscher, Anna Schilling
 Alex Gunton, Thomas Dixon
2014: Chapin Grumhaus, Heather Knobel, David Krivoshik
2013: Erisa Farimani, Hannah Robinson
2012: Rachel Cantor, Jessica Puryear
2011: Amanda Bozorgi
2010: Claire Pandaleon
2009: Chase Clemens, Emma Haupt

“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.” 

― Winston S. Churchill
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