One would think when hearing that “no aspect of a job is too much and an individual jumps in and gets his or her hands dirty,” that it must reference an adult. This is not so with Lindsay Fullerton, as attested to by one of her teachers. This teacher goes on to say that a true leader is not a title that is appointed to you by a sponsor or won in an election but is earned through hard work. Lindsay seems to fit this description well. She, herself, admits her dedication to service learning.
Prior to her entering Abington Senior High School, Lindsay was President of the Builder’s Club in her 9th grade year, where she did community service throughout her community. Once at the high school she became involved with the Key Club during her sophomore year and served on the executive board her senior year. As a freshman, she began participating in MiniThon, which raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund to help fight children’s pediatric cancer. She considers herself lucky to have served as captain of this organization and worked with different committees, helping to plan various fundraisers for the Mini-Thon.
Not only is Lindsay a member of the National Honor Society since her junior year, but also during her sophomore year, she participated in the Congressional Award program for students who achieve outstanding service learning in their community. She will receive her Gold Medal in June in Washington, DC.
As a senior, Lindsay, with her ingenuity, created her own chapter of the Kids for Wish Kids Club, a student run club that raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She deems this an honor to have been able to bring this club to fruition.
Lindsay says she has been able to manage her time well with her academics, other activities, and community involvements. She hopes all her efforts will help to make Abington a stronger, more unified community in which to live and thrive.
We certainly commend Lindsay and wish her well, knowing that she will continue serving wherever she goes.