Kelly Jawork states that “service is an aspect necessary to a united and successful community.” She has definitely proven this through her commitment and dedication to her volunteering in and out of school in various activities.
Kelly is a senior at Abington Senior High School where she serves as President of the ACT Teen Council. This year she was able to motivate the Council to undertake an election bake sale, a drive-in movie night, and two Jim Sheldon ACT Teen Forum days. For the fall event, she successfully guidied the Teen Forum in ACT’s efforts to prepare and incorporate a group of junior high and elementary students in the first ever joint James Sheldon Teen and Kids Forum Day. Even with other biweekly meetings, detailed planning, drives, service-oriented presentations, and fundraisers, Kelly has spent an enormous amount of time working solely with ACT.
During her three years at the Senior High, Kelly has participated as a leader of the annual pre-prom Mock Crash and the Red Cross Club. Through her coordinated efforts, other students have become more aware of safety education. She worked with a teacher and a small group of student to coordinate blood drives and a Safe Driving Day, which led to encouraging good driving habits among teens through various presentations, simulations, and interaction activities.
Outside of school, Kelly volunteers at the library and her church where she continues to work with students by educating and guiding them to develop better habits which lead toward a more beautiful community. Making a difference in her peers’ lives has been an objective of hers, and she hopes she has impacted some to the extent that they will continue in her footprints.
This fall Kelly will be attending Cornell University where she will be studying aerospace engineering. No doubt, Kelly will continue her commitment to service learning as she furthers her education, while touching the lives of those she meets along the way.