TEENS! One Week Left To Enter Volunteer Square's High School Essay Contest

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There is only one week left to submit to our Annual High School Essay Contest. To enter the contest, the tell us in 500 words or less "What Community Volunteering Means to You?" Submissions will be accepted until November 7, 2016. Rules and requirements can be found here, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Over the last few weeks, we have been introducing our high school interns through the blog. This week we are pleased to introduce Regina Misercola. Regina, along with our team of interns, and has been busy spreading the word about the essay contest and the Volunteer Square community, all over Fairfield County.

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Regina is a sophomore at Trumbull High School where she runs track and cross-country. She is president of the Kids 4 Kids club, which teaches social and life skills to special needs students and a volunteer counselor for Kennedy Center at the Trumbull Lakewood Y’s Camp Tepee. In addition, Regina founded Trumbull High’s Blanket Brigade club, sharing her love of knitting to make blankets for area hospitals. She also has a deep appreciation for history and is a founding member of the Shelton Historical Society’s Teen Time Travelers junior docent group, and is Historian for the Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology Center’s FFA chapter.

Last year Regina was the proud second place winner Volunteer Square essay contest and donated her cash prize to the Shelton Historical Society. She has always been in involved with many organizations at school and in the community and credits these experiences for teaching her lifelong skills, such as leadership and communication. In addition to her community service commitments, Regina is an aspiring writer and attended Champlain College’s Young Writers Conference last summer. She enjoys running with her puppy and hopes to train him to be a therapy dog.

Regina is thrilled to join the Volunteer Square Intern team and is looking forward to working with others who share her love of volunteering. We are also thrilled to welcome her to our team and can't wait to see all the great work our interns continue to do for their communities.

Volunteer Square is committed to providing interns with the tools for success and we are thrilled to have such talented young people on board. If you are interested in becoming an intern for Volunteer Square, send us an email and let us know what interests you about joining our team. We will welcome new high school interns in January, so get in touch now!

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