Friday, April 16, 2010

7th Grade Student Honored by the Birmingham Youth Assistance Commitee

Emily Weiss, 7th grade student at BCS,was honored yesterday for her community service outreach! For her community service outside of school Emily has donated part of her bat mitzvah money to Haiti to help the children and adults in need.

She worked at her Temple’s Purim Carnival for 10 hours on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, 2010 which she said was a blast! There Emily helped little kids and saw the excitement in their eyes once they won a real fish to take home and care for. Although it was a lot of work and required much effort, Emily says she felt very proud after seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces when they had left the carnival.

Emily went with her Temple Youth Group to a Lawson trip which consisted of 18 hours of community service. They went to a garden to help grow food for the hungry and also went to the Ronald McDonald house which provides a place to live for families whose children are hospitalized because they are very sick.

Congratulations to Emily and her family!

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