Rosalyn Impink Chosen for Project 351
Feb 05, 2015 12:00PM
● By Kieran Gilman
TEWKSBURY – Guidance Counselor Jaime Noberini is pleased to announce that Rosalyn Impink from the John W Wynn Middle School has been selected to participate in Project 351. Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was chosen because she has given so much of herself through community service and through the Friends of Rachel Club. Rosalyn is an outstanding student. Academically she was on high honors all through seventh grade and is continuing to receive high honors in the eighth grade. Rosalyn is a student we can call upon to help others in need whether it be a classmate, a member of our faculty or a group in the community. Many times she initiates and does random acts of kindness before we even need to ask for volunteers. In seventh grade she was a member of SMILE (our community service club) and Friends of Rachel as well as a member of the Math Team and Student Council. In eighth grade she continues to be an active member of our Friends of Rachel Club as well as part of the Math Team, Student Council and Debate Club. She also came in second place in the Geography Bee.
This year Rosalyn attended a day of service and celebration on Saturday, January 17th. According to an email received from Project 351, Launch Day unites the new class of ambassadors to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrate youth service, and create transformative impact as they learn and lead at service sites across Boston. The day kicked off a year of unique service opportunities, results-based leadership training, and unity and friendship with a statewide community of peers. There were three special guests at this year's celebration. The morning kick off began with two speakers. The first was Congressman Seth Moulton, a passionate advocate of service, and the second was Bill Richard, the father of beautiful 8-year old Martin -- one of the tragic victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. After the morning program, Ambassadors deployed to six high impact sites across Boston for team building, enrichment, and service. They returned to the State House for an afternoon Town Hall Meeting with Governor Charlie Baker and family-style dinner to celebrate service and the year ahead. Rosalyn went to the Boston Food Bank where she learned what goes into running and keeping a food bank stocked and going. She helped pack boxes of food to be distributed to senior citizens that will feed them for up to a month. She also took part in filling boxes that will help feed families in the Boston area.
Upon returning from the celebration Rosalyn brought with her some ideas for a community service project, which includes collecting various things for Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need (https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/about/mission-model). She will receive more information in the mail. Mrs. Noberini, Ms. Dwyer and Mrs. Hayes and the Friends of Rachel Club members will help her launch it. Part of the experience is learning to take the lead and letting her decide what she needs to make the project a success. Once Rosalyn has everything she needs the project will be introduced to the school and community in hopes that she can make it as successful as possible.
For more information, please contact Jaime Noberini as 978-640-7846
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