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Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

By Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

November 13, 2014

Veterans from the Korean War and World War II were honored on a flight home from the nation’s capitol this week in honor of Veterans Day. Honor Flight, a nonprofit service dedicated to honoring veterans, provides a volunteer Guardian for each man and woman on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “Th...

At Habitat house, a day of sun, sweat and spackle

At Habitat house, a day of sun, sweat and spackle

By Tamar Willis, Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles

June 5, 2014

The smell of sunscreen, sweat and sawdust permeated the air at 3305 Magnolia Avenue in Lynwood on Apr. 9. Instead of sitting in classes that day, seniors were lifting planks, spackling and sanding at a construction site in Lynwood, southern L.A. County, as part of the school’s new “Impact14” community...

U.S. government refuses to recognize the volunteer work of international students

U.S. government refuses to recognize the volunteer work of international students

By Jason Kang, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

June 5, 2014

While I’m playing the last measures of the school’s alma mater, there is a whole different subject on my mind. Each year, the President’s Service Award, a recognition for volunteers who have completed 100 or more hours of service, is presented at the awards ceremony, and I am confident that in...

Visit to former leper colony transforms student visitors

Visit to former leper colony transforms student visitors

By Maile Sur, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Hawai'i

October 11, 2013

For a town that has changed so little, Kalaupapa can change you so much. Kalaupapa, Moloka’i, a town that sprang up for the quarantine of leprosy patients in the 1800s and early 1900s, was known for being plagued with sadness, but for the residents of Kalaupapa and those who visit, that description...