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Mundy's Mill High Wins Presidential Award

Mundy's Mill High Transition/Career Technical Inservice or CTI students were presented the Presidential Bronze Service Award for their dedication to making a positive difference in their community through volunteerism. They were honored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank at the Carter Center. 

The student program received a congratulatory letter signed by President Barack Obama, a certificate bearing the presidential seal and a presidential pin. Mundy's Mill High was the only high school that received this honor. 

The students in the program had to complete between 200-499 hours of volunteer service in their community to receive the award. Students completed 345 volunteer hours from 2009-2010 at the following locations: The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Clayton County Special Olympics, Hands on Atlanta (Khashi- Feed the Homeless project), Calvary Refuge Homeless Shelter in Forest Park, and Union Grove Elementary.  

For their volunteer service with Hands on Atlanta and Union Grove Elementary, the students earned free tickets to Walt Disney World through the "Give a Day, Get a Day" program sponsored by The Walt Disney World Corporation. The CTI class took a recent trip to the Disney theme park in Orlando, Fla.     

Through the collaborative efforts of Lisa Ward, transition teacher, Vanessa Canty, CTI teacher, and Vincellas Edwards, paraprofessional, the program and students had an award-winning year of service and will work to continue their stellar volunteer efforts during the 2010-2011 school year. 

Article submitted by Lisa Ward

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