August 29 2018

MSMS Students Honored by JFK Library for Volunteer Work


Two Burlington students were recently honored for their leadership roles in a student group dedicated to making a difference.

Marshall Simonds Middle School announced on the school blog that the JFK Library presented two 8th graders with John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Awards.  

“Jolene R.and Sean G. received the Make a Difference Awards for their exemplary volunteer and service work with Teen LIGHT, the 8th grade community service program,” the post states. “Jolene and Sean are student leaders for Teen LIGHT.”

Teen LIGHT is a community service program that develops young leaders and promotes community service while raising awareness about issues affecting teens. Each year the students choose a cause and raise money throughout the year to help teens in need.

Teen LIGHT raised approximately $10,000 this year to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.  

Jolene and Sean attended the awards ceremony at the JFK Library in Boston along with other 8th graders from across the state who are involved with community service, the blog post says.

“As the JFK Library stated, President Kennedy believed that all of us can make a difference and that each one of should try,” the blog post reads. “Congratulations to Jolene and Sean for making a difference!”




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