Seventh-graders at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Baynesville, were nominated by St. Vincent’s Center for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. For over three years, students have helped to brighten the lives of the children at St. Vincent’s through art projects to brighten holiday meals, and organizing collections for clothing, school supplies and personal items.
“This is an exciting time for volunteer service,” said Governor Martin O’Malley, “not only in Maryland, but throughout our nation.”
For 26 years, the governor’s office has recognized volunteers at the annual awards celebration during National Volunteer week in April.
“We are so proud of our seventh-graders,” said Amy Belz, principal, “as they represent what the foundation of our school is built upon.”