Each year the Junior League of Greenwich presents a Community Service Award. The award recognizes an outstanding local high school senior girl who exemplifies the Junior League’s mission and whose volunteer activities show a significant and sustained commitment to community service and leadership. This past year the Award was presented to two outstanding female students.
The application for the 2017 Community Service Award can be found by clicking HERE. Applications are due on March 3, 2017.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
The Junior League of Greenwich
Attn: Joselynn Chua, Community Director
231 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Congratulations to the 2016 Community Service Award Recipients
Our first recipient, Julianna Song, is a senior at Greenwich Academy. Her passion for volunteering began in the 8th grade when our recipient took a year out of school, and traveled with her family to 10 countries working at nonprofits that her parents have supported over the years. In 2014 she was awarded the Congressional Gold Award after having completed 450 hours of voluntary public service within four years. She volunteers with numerous organizations, but said the organization that she was most committed to is Lily of the Valley Orphanage in South Africa. She took her experience another tremendous step further and created a website called nogifttoosmall.com that included a personal blog with photos of her volunteer experiences, as well as a donation page. To date, she has used this as a platform to raise in excess of $100,000. She and her brother applied for grants and were given $20,000 for Lily of the Valley’s continued work.
Our second recipient, Elizabeth Jones, is a senior at Greenwich High School, with a strong academic background and a plethora of volunteer activities. She says that her most important volunteer activity is being a coach for the Unified Sports Team, which is the local chapter of Special Olympics at Greenwich High School. She has been part of this program since her freshman year and has enjoyed working with new athletes every sports season. During the second semester of her senior year, she merged her love of film production and her involvement with Unified Sports Team by helping to create a public service announcement called STOMP! that highlights students and staff getting rid of the hurtful labels used to describe individuals with special needs.
Congratulations to the 2015 Community Service Award Recipient
Izabela Horzempa was a senior at Greenwich High School and was an exceptional student. She was a member of the National Honor Society, was a national gold medalist and a state silver medalist for her ceramic art work. She raised more money as Homecoming Chair than anyone previously. In addition, she tutored disadvantaged youth. Izabela’s high school guidance counselor stated she is “unequivocally the most impressive and amazing young person I have met in 16 years as a guidance counselor”. Izabela was accepted to Fairfield University and uses the Community Award to help fund her college tuition.