This CB senior has a passion for service and has won an award for her point of view. With a clear understanding of the Christian Brothers’ motto, “Enter to learn, leave to serve,” senior Megan Perry (’14) has completed 733.5 service hours since her freshman year. During the school year Megan participates in peer tutoring at […]
This CB senior has a passion for service and has won an award for her point of view.
With a clear understanding of the Christian Brothers’ motto, “Enter to learn, leave to serve,” senior Megan Perry (’14) has completed 733.5 service hours since her freshman year.
During the school year Megan participates in peer tutoring at CB. She has helped others in a variety of subjects like Spanish, English, and math. This year she plans to continue helping her fellow students succeed in the classes in which they struggle.
When summer comes, Megan works at the Sacramento Zoo as a volunteer at its summer camp. She acts as a counselor to children ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade while they learn about the animal kingdom.
Even though it seems like she has a tedious and dull schedule, on weekends Megan spends time working at her church’s nursery and the SPCA. She enjoys taking care of little toddlers at the nursery “because most of [her] other [service work] is with older kids.” After her time at the nursery, she goes to the SPCA to volunteer by playing with man’s best friend.
All of her work has a higher purpose than being service hours. Megan dreams of being a teacher and all her service work prepares her to help mentor and educate others. By helping toddlers, elementary students, and high school students, Megan is training to become a teacher for any age group.
Looking beyond high school, Megan hopes to continue her service work in college and as long as she can. Some future service projects she wants to undertake are working with Habitat for Humanity and traveling across the world to help the people of Africa.
In addition to her multitude of service hours, Megan entered the Sacramento Life Center’s pro-life essay contest. Introduced to the contest by her religion teacher Mr. Chuck Zannetti, Megan wrote a 500 word essay explaining her position of being pro life. Using examples from her own life to justify her argument that it is “unnecessary to abort babies if others are struggling to have them,” Megan achieved second place over other 10th-12th grade students.
Megan received an award from the Sacramento Life Center and Diocese Respect Life office in April 2013. She spoke on the Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio (1620 AM) and was recognized for her accomplishment in the Catholic Herald with a picture in the September/October edition.
Megan Perry represents the CB community with her amount of service hours and well executed pro life point of view.