Jackie Afualo was recognized for her work with First Tee, a nonprofit organization that uses the sport of golf to teach life skills.
At this year's closing celebration for Service Learning Practicum, three students were honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award for their service to local organizations. The honor is given by Trinity on behalf of the White House and the President's Council on Service and Community Engagement. Jackie Afualo was recognized for her work with First Tee, a nonprofit organization that uses the sport of golf to teach life skills and character development. Elizabeth Vandermeer was honored for completing 278 hours of volunteer service in the past academic year as a youth ministry volunteer at Bethel Baptist Church in Everett. Finally, Stephanie Carlson was recognized for completing 216 hours with Mill Creek Foursquare Church in Mill Creek, where she's an assistant program director for the Kids on a Mission program. The weekly gathering of 2nd-6th graders focuses on both local community service and global outreach.