Community Service Objectives

The objective of volunteerism and community service while at CCHS is to develop and instill a lifelong commitment to and responsibility for the needs and welfare of others and society as a whole. This commitment is its own reward. However, it is important that individual students and their peers appreciate the extraordinary efforts that many students make towards this responsibility of giving back. For this reason, there are many organizations within the communities of Concord and Carlisle who annually recognize individual students for various reasons. While the requirement for graduation from CCHS is 40 hours of service in 4 years, many students devote considerably more time, and it is important that students document and record this time, so that appropriate recognitions can be made. Below are some of the community service awards given annually.

President’s Volunteer Service Awards

This Award is given by the Points of Light Foundation in response to President George H.W. Bush's call to action in 1992, in order to recognize the best in American spirit and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation.

These Awards are divided into two age categories. CCHS students can apply for either a Teen Award for service completed before turning 16, or a Young Adult Award for service completed after age 16. Students are eligible for consideration for the Teen award if they have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service over the course of any consecutive 12-month period, in 3 categories: Bronze for 50-75 hours of service in a 12 month period, Silver for 75-100 hours, and Gold for 100 or more hours. Students are eligible for consideration for the Young Adult Award for service of 100-175 hours (Bronze), 175-250 hours (Silver) and over 250 hours (Gold), respectively. Note that the important distinction between Teen and Young Adult awards is when the service was completed. Students whose service crosses the age boundary should apply for the Young Adult Award and use the corresponding requirements. This award is a self-nominating process. Questions about the Award should be directed to 2Volunteer by the student. All service must be documented and verifiable. The student must fill out the reflection portion of this application.

The 2Volunteer Committee is the designated certifying organization and uses the following criteria in choosing recipients:

  • The impact the service has on others
  • How it may affect your personal growth and life choices
  • How it benefits the community both inside and outside of CCHS
  • Hours must be done for a non-profit organization

Apply on line by March 15 or September 30 to be eligible for consideration for this award. September 30 applicants will be notified by October 15, to facilitate inclusion in college applications. All certificates will be presented in person at the Spring Awards Night.

Please note that applicants are responsible for monitoring their CCHS email accounts for any notification and/or questions from 2Volunteer about their applications. A student is eligible for a TEEN award if the service is performed prior to the age of 16.

Click here to enter your application: President's Volunteer Service Award Application

2018 President's Awards
2017 President's Awards
2016 President's Awards
2015 President's Awards

2018 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients For the 2017-2018 school year, 2Volunteer was able to recommend 40 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult Category. The award winners are (G) is Gold (250+ hours), (S) is Silver (175-249 hours) and (B) Bronze (100 - 174 hours).

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Mariya Shtiliyanova (S)
Alyssa Attonito (B)
Sara Buschman (B)
Emma Cannistraro (B)
Benjamin Clarke (B)
Izabel Dominguez (B)
Benjamin Fink (S)
Jason Genova (B)
Christopher Gill (G)
Maddy Gorewitz (B)
Alden Harring (B)
Alden Harring (G)
Natalie Hoover (B)
Sarah Hutchinson (G)
Adrian Kager (S)
Josephine Kolstad (B)
Lucy Manlick (B)
Emily Marano (B)
Alexandra Muchinsky (B)
Morgan Murphy (B)
Charles Peachey (B)
Kerri Prinos (S)
Paul Schnadig (B)
Madison Seiss (B)
Amy Shipe (G)
James Sibley (S)
Kasey Stewart (G)
Emma-Sofia Wipper (B)
Jeffrey Zhu (S)
Griffin Evans (B)
Nikita Kovinskiy (B)
Nirupama Kumar (G)
Renee Ledoux (B)
Jennifer Li (B)
Cooper Meyer (B)
Martin Price (B)
Chris Secunda (B)
Anantharam Seetharam (G)
Minjae Song (S)
Yoonjae Song (S)
   

For the 2017-2018 school year, 2Volunteer was able to recommend 50 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Teen Category. The award winners are (G) is Gold (100+ hours), (S) is Silver (75 - 99 hours) and (B) Bronze (50 - 74 hours).

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Ryan Baker (B)
Aryaman Joshi (B)
Katherine Murphy (S)
Caroline Nairus (G)
Julia Branigan (S)
Hannah Clough (G)
Philip Haddad (G)
Jennifer Jantzen (B)
Grace Johnson (S)
Dalia Katerji (G)
Katharine Piculell (B)
Adam Riley (G)
Dana Tilton (G)
Krithika Tupil (S)
Vy Vo (S)
Zoe Wefers (G)
Elana Alevy (G)
Cleo Baldoumas (S)
Tanner Buckelew (G)
Gretchen Carr (B)
Nicholas del Sobral (B)
Elise Dohoney (G)
Andrew Gao (G) Liam Havens (G)
Sarah Hoover (B)
Aliya Hosford (B)
Melissa Jiang (G)
Cynthia Li (G)
Matthew McCarthy (G)
Olivia Palmer (B)
Elizabeth Rennert (G)
Emily Sheehan (G)
Gabrielle Shih (G)
Paula Vasiliadis (G)
Amanda Wang (B)
David White (G)
Ella White (G)
Grace Brady (S)
Julia Clarke (G)
Grace Faddoul (S)
Piper Harring (G)
Christian Healy (S)
Emma Kerimo (G)
Caroline Kessler (B)
Joachim Laurent (G)
Lauren McIlhenny (B)
Whitney Orloff (G)
Alexis Pailet (B)
Caitlin Prinos (B)
Akshaya Seetharam (G)

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2017 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients For the 2016-2017 school year, 2Volunteer was able to recommend 35 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult Category. The award winners are (G) is Gold (250+ hours), (S) is Silver (175-249 hours) and (B) Bronze (100 - 174 hours).

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Arianna DiRomualdo (B)
Lillian Ferren (B)
Michael Havens (B)
Kasey Lee (B)
Tyler Lee (B)
Fergus Mackenzie (G)
JC Mueller (B)
Joseph Poirier (B)
Timothy Richardson (B)
Zoe Sloane (B)
Sunny Tang (G)
Tyra Westbrook (G)
Anna Yedrikova (S)
Gabrielle Allen (B)
Sara Buschman (B)
Caroline Canally (B)
Emma Cannistraro (G)
Jackson Champey (B)
Jennifer Gladstone (B)
Chandlee Gustafson (B)
Olivia Hargraves (B)
Alden Harring (B)
Sarah Hutchinson (G)
Matthew Li (B)
Shea McIntyre (B)
Alexandra Muchinsky (B)
Lisa Owen (S)
Luke Pongratz (G)
Kerri Prinos (S)
Amy Shipe (G)
Kasey Stewart (G)
Harrison Topol (S)
Aaron Wang (B)
Charles Wang (B)
April Zhao (B)
   

For the 2016-2017 school year, 2Volunteer was able to recommend 44 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Teen Category. The award winners are (G) is Gold (100+ hours), (S) is Silver (75 - 99 hours) and (B) Bronze (50 - 74 hours).

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

  Alyssa Attonito (B)
Alejandro Cancio (G)
Sarah Carbeau (B)
Karen Chen (G)
Anthony Gao (G)
Burke Hutchinson (G)
Elise Kaplan (G)
Elise Kaplan (B)
Alexander Kessler (G)
Jakob Levin (G)
Michael Wholihan (B)
Julia Wirth (G)
Maiya Bowen (G)
Teaghan Buckelew (G)
Iris Chen (G)
Benjamin Clarke (G)
Kiran Dsouza (G)
Griffin Evans (G)
Abigail Gordy (G)
Nirupama Kumar (G)
Renee Ledoux (G)
Will Lehmann (G)
Jennifer Li (G)
Celene Machen (G)
Caitlin McCarthy (S)
Cooper Meyer (G)
Arjun Nanda (G)
Ravin Nanda (G)
Grace O'Neill (G)
Martin Price (G)
Justin Reed (G)
Anantharam Seetharam (G)
Anuj Shah (S)
Ashlee Somol (S)
Jack Verrilli (G)
Vy Vo (B)
Hugo Zhang (G)
Rachel Zou (G)
Cleo Baldoumas (B)
Max Easterday (S)
John Ferren (G)
Liam Havens (G)
Magan Lee (B)
Aaron Tong (G)

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2016 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients For school year 2015-2016 2Volunteer was able to recommend 44 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult Category. The award winners are Bronze (100 - 174 hours) unless specifically marked. (G) is Gold (250+ hours) and (S) is Silver (175-249 hours).

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Aidan Cyr
Eli Decker
Sarah Fry
Christina Kim (G)
Grace Materne (S)
Cameryn McCormack (G)
Colleen McGuinness
Thomas Salemy
Vincent Sgarzi (G)
Jacob Sturtz (G)
Benjamin Winslow
Mimi Aziz
Cyrus Beyer
Ruth Block
Geoffrey Burns
Owen Carter
Matthew Coloian
Elizabeth Cownie
Lillian Ferren
Peter Hart (G)
Zaina Huseni (G)
Katherine Kelly
Chris Knauss (G)
Kasey Lee
Fiona Mackenzie (G)
Bentley Meyer
Peter Mushlitz
Willie Page
Mia Royce
Zoe Sloane
Brian Szczesniak (S)
Josh Szczesniak (S)
Sunny Tang (S)
Rholee Xu
Abigail Yamartino
Lydia Yoder
Rosa Braceras
Sara Buschman
Emma Cannistraro
John Easterday
Olivia Hargarves
Zeba Malek (S)
Morgan Murphy
Kerri Prinos (G)
 

For the School year 2015-2016 2Volunteer was able to recommend 62 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Teen Category. The award winners are Bronze (50-74 hours) unless specifically marked. (G) is Gold (100+ hours) and (S) is Silver (75-99 hours).

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Patrick Baker Paul Harmon
Emma Poulin
Carly Blue (G)
Aiden Bolio (G)
Caroline Canally
Jackson Champey (G)
Laurie Chen (G)
Robert Doherty (G)
Camilla Durham
Anthony Gao (G)
Lukas Gernon (G)
Madeline Green (S)
Alden Harring (G)
Megan Herr (S)
Alexandra Hoey (G)
Sarah Hutchinson (G)
Julia Jacobs (S)
David Jiang (G)
Willow Kangas
Daisy Kielty (G)
Eline Laurent (G)
Kelly Leonard (G)
Paola Loy (G)
Rebecca Magee (G)
Lucinda Manlick
Emily Marano (S)
Shea McIntyre (G)
Katherine McNally
Katherine Murphy (G)
Luke O'Leary
Luke Pailet (G)
Bridget Patenaude (G)
Luke Pongratz (G)
Liana Sgarzi (G)
Parth Shah (G)
Elizabeth Shoup (G)
Mariya Shtiliyanova (G)
Isabel Sierra (G)
Kasey Stewart (G)
Anna Synakh (S)
Payton Vaughn
Nicole Walton
Rachael Walton (S)
Aaron Wang (G)
Michael Wholihan (G)
Emma-Sofia Wipper (G)
April Zhao (G)
Benjamin Clarke
Amos Decker (G)
Griffin Evans
Elizabeth Fineberg (G)
John LoPorto (G)
Ravin Nanda (G)
Martin Price (S)
Sarah Reichheld (S)
Kathryn Ruediger (G)
Anantharam Seetharam (G)
Caitlin Terpstra (G)
John Troast
Michelle Weng (G)

2015 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients For the school year 2014-2015 2Volunteer was able to recommend 85 students for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult Category. The award winners are all Bronze (100 - 174 hours) except those specifically marked. (G) is Gold (250+ hours) and (S) is Silver (175-249 hours).

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Kiersten Brady
Caroline Burns
Alessandra Castillo (G)
Gabrielle de Alderete
Megan Driscoll
Liana Edwards (S)
Jack Fell
Reilly Harring
Reilly Harring (S)
Kiley Harris
Emily Hart
Savannah Kangas
Eric Marshall
Timothy McClure
Harley Mueller (G)
Elizabeth Pacelle (S)
Lillian Piz
Helena Redgate
Emma Reichheld
Cady Sanderson
Benjamin Shorey
Mariya Shtiliyanova
Jonathan Spence
Olivia Thayer
Megan Webber
Benjamin Winslow
Jeremy Xu
Grey Ziemba
Lauren Backerman
Allyson Brennan
Katherine Canally
Kurtis Chien-Young
Irene Hedeman
Renee Hobson
Sophie John
Tara Kielty (S)
Soumeen Kim (G)
Madeline Leahy
Grace Materne
Cameryn McCormack
Martin Nayeri
Myles O'Leary
Hannah Pautler
Rose Piz (S)
Elizabeth Price
Emma Schofield (G)
Vincent Sgarzi (G)
Samantha Shih
Jacob Sturtz (G)
Charles Sweeney
Christopher Sykes
Matthew Teitelman
Larissa Vrablik
Tessa Abbott (S)
Sarah Alevy
Ruth Block
Michael Bonanno
Michael Bonanno
Matt Coloian
Thomas Copland
Lillian Ferren
Peter Gramaglia
Peter Hart
Matthew Hogan
Jonathan Koski (S)
Kasey Lee Josef Mueller (S)
Whitney Nash
Brennan O'Neil
William Palmer
John Sweeney
Sunny Tang
Carly Blue
Kendall Eaton
Margaret Hedeman
Alexandra Hoey
Burke Hutchinson (S)
Sarah Hutchinson
Sarah Katz
Daisy Kielty
Eline Laurent
Kerri Prinos
Aiden Snorek-Yates
Oliver Spivey
Emma-Sofia Wipper

FAQs about the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Does the 12 month period have to begin in January and run through December? No, the service can be performed in any part of a calendar year and it does not have to be performed every month.

Do I have to have 50 (for Teen) or 100 (for Young Adult) hours? Yes, that is the minimum requirement to receive an Award.

How will the service be verified? You will need a contact name for each place you perform community service.

Do I have to do all my community service at the same place? No, definitely not. At 2Volunteer we feel that often there can be more meaningful experiences by interacting with many agencies and communities and by experiencing different volunteer opportunities.

If I miss the deadline of September 30 or March 15, will I still be eligible? If you miss the September deadline your application will be processed with the March applications. If you miss the March deadline then your application will be processed with the following September applications. Nominations take time to verify and process so the deadline allows time to ensure they can be presented at Spring Awards Night.

Is any CCHS student eligible? Yes, any student in any grade may be nominated.

When are Awards presented and must I be present to accept it? Awards are presented at the Community Service Awards Night in the Spring, but you do not have to be present to accept the Award.

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Annual Service Awards

Given by the Chest to a few students who have demonstrated initiative and commitment to a volunteer project within the area of human services. The recipients are selected by the Community Chest Board of Directors. Available to all students at CCHS, and given at Class Act Awards Night. Each agency will be responsible for submitting their nomination for this award to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Rotary Club International

Gives scholarships and awards to students who best exemplify the Rotary values of integrity, character, leadership, and service above self. As the parent organization of the Interact Club at CCHS, it is a group dedicated to community service locally and abroad. Rotary also sponsors the Class Act Awards Night where volunteers from the high school community are recognized for their service by CCHS Administration, The President's Volunteer Service Award, The Rotary Club Awards, and Community Chest among others.

CCHS Community Service Award Certificates

Awarded to students who have earned 100 or more hours of community service during their years at CCHS. Available to seniors at CCHS, and awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

Global Award for Service Learning

Awarded to Awarded to the CCHS student who has completed the most hours of service working with a culture different from his or her own. The award is designed to foster students' global awareness, necessary for participation in and contribution to, an increasingly global society. Awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

Concord Recreation Department Maureen Taggert Award

Awarded to a student who best exemplifies an outstanding commitment to community service. The Recreation Department selects the recipient, and it is awarded at Class Act Awards Night.

NEADS Award

The National Education for Assistance Dog Services trains service dogs to help individuals with disabilities, andis interested in service in general to the disabled. The Award is given to a member of the junior or senior class who has demonstrated exemplary vcommunity service in the area of working with individuals with disabilities. It is awarded at Class Act Awards Night.