GARLAND - Rebecca Fick of Garland used her Key Club and Student Council leadership at Dexter Regional High School as powerful springboards for important and innovative fundraising campaigns.
She organized a "Pasta Drive" for the local food pantry, collecting more than 500 pounds of pasta. Rebecca created a "Wall of Honor" at Dexter High, thanking current and past veterans for their service.
She orchestrated a creative fundraiser called "Hats for Bekah," resulting in $6,220 in donations for a local family of a girl with an inoperable brain tumor.
In 2007, Rebecca attended the Seeds of Peace summer program, creating peace and understanding among young people from historically clashing cultures worldwide.
The accumulation of Rebecca’s deeds, projects and volunteerism earned her a nomination and win in the WLBZ Annual Teens Who Care Award. Rebecca was one of six award winners this year, chosen from a field of 60 nominations.
Teens Who Care seeks to honor teens who caringly volunteer their time and talents in the service of others. In leadership roles, and in more quiet ways, teens all over the state are living lives that make a difference.
Teens Who Care is a unique program in Maine, administered by WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. This year's judges included: Jim Bentley (Bangor Y), Robin Chimbroski (Ronald McDonald House), Darren Hurlburt (MES), Rita Shea Ready (MES), Judy Horan (WLBZ 2), and Charlene Belanger (WCSH 6).
Each of the six teens will be honored with a short documentary-style "profile" which debuted to the attendees at ceremonies in April at the Portland Museum of Art.
The evening ceremonies and profiles are to be televised on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 in the Teens Who Care 2008 10th Anniversary Special on May 31, 8 p.m., on NEWS CENTER, and will stream on the stations’ websites. In addition, 30-second "salute" spots will air on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 throughout the months of May and June. Each teen will be awarded a $2000 scholarship by MES, Maine Education Services, a Maine Source for Student Loans, (www.mesfoundation.com), sponsor of Teens Who Care."This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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