Beyond satisfaction, student volunteers get attention of top universities
Kylie Richards, left, and Lizzie Helwig help Noelle Hobza, 9, navigate the livestock show ring at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds, where Noelle was participating earlier this month in True Buddy Sheep Club's Luv a Lamb sheep therapy program. Kylie and Lizzie are both volunteers with the program.
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am
For many Midlands high school students, “back to school” means back to volunteering. Whether giving sheep their shots or stumping for a political cause, logging service hours is increasingly a typical part of the high school experience.
Although some question the practice, advocates say there's potential payoff through scholarships, college admissions and the eye-opening experiences of serving others.
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Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am.