The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont kicked off Student Achievement Month by presenting the Outstanding Community Service Award to Lillian Tetrault, a Mariemont Junior High School 7th grade student.
According to the Mariemont Junior High School Builder's Club advisor Nicole Parr, Lily Tetrault "deserves this recognition because she is a dedicated volunteer. She is busy with other activities, but always makes a conscientious effort to make volunteering a top priority. Lily always refers to volunteering as 'serving' and I think this says it all. She doesn’t see it as a requirement or a task to mark off her list; she serves out of the goodness of her heart. It would be difficult for us to find a student that is kinder than Lily. I have observed Lily at many of our volunteer events and I can say she serves with purpose. I have seen her put her best effort forth, whether it is sorting supplies for Girls on the Run, applying face paint at the Preschool Valentine's Dance, or running a booth to raise funds at the Fairfax Fall Festival."
The MJHS Builders Club has 35 active members, and in addition to the students volunteering collectively with many events and activities, they also pursued their own community service projects, through places of worship, with their families and within the Greater Cincinnati community. Kiwanis member Jeremy Gates works with the Builders Club and Stock Club at the junior high throughout the school year.
Kiwanis is a global organization of member-volunteers who are dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont recognizes Mariemont City School District students throughout the month of May for outstanding community service. This local Kiwanis club donates $15,000 in scholarships each year to district students, sponsors numerous school events and student opportunities, as well as provides mentors throughout the year. "Everything we do is to serve the kids of the world and our local community," said Jack Smith, Kiwanis member. "Most of what we strive to accomplish is encompassed and celebrated this month with these outstanding students, who are examples to all of us."