Last week Joan DiMartino presented our Service Above Self awards to the following high school students for their amazing service to our community.  The students also receive a $100 donation to go to the charity of their choice that is listed after their names below.
From PHS:
Shakia Green -Eureka Program at the Girls Inc
Carolyn Guachione - Jimmy Fund
Johnathan Campbell - Be like Brit foundation an organization that helps children and families in Haiti.
From THS:
Kailey Sultaire - Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Fairlee, Vermont
Katelyn Zwingelstein - Soldier On
McKenzie Benoit - Berkshire Humane Society
The Service Above Self Recipients and Dr. Jason McCandless - Superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools
Here is the combined listing of all the community services provided by the students:
  • Participated in the Farm & Garden Program
  • Promoted Rooms Rising – a program that brings unprocessed farm food to the plate
  • Farmers Market in Downtown Pittsfield
  • Catered for Herberg Middle School Open House
  • Assisted in promotional of the vocational education programs
  • Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center Bizarre Bazaar and School Age Enrichment Programs
  • Girls Inc. Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening
  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Mentor & Volunteer for Youth Development Program – Hope for Haiti
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center Walk A Mile in her shoes,
  • Toys for Tots collections and toy drives
  • Jimmy Fund Events
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Angels Food Distribution Day
  • Miss Halls Horizon’s Service Learning Projects
  • Volunteer tutor in math & sciences for other students
  • Juvenile Arthritis Advocate
  • St. Stephen’s Table/Soup Kitchen
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • D.A.R.E. Graduation Guest Speaker
  • Volunteer Child Care for children ages 2-12
  • Berkshire County ARC working with the disabled
  • Volunteer Elderly Care
  • Berkshire Humane Society
  • CYC Girls Volleyball Coach
  • Taconic Boys Soccer Team Coach