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Ethar Al-Tekreeti

April 2019

Warwick, RI

Metta Students visited Toll Gate High School in Warwick, RI to honor Ethar Altekreeti. Ethar is our April 2019 and 62nd Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Ethar epitomizes what we are all about.

Ethar, a freshman, is running in the Leukemian & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 for blood and cancer research and patient care in just six weeks. Many students run in the campaign, but Ether’s campaign is special because of one reason, she is a cancer survivor herself. Two years ago, Ethar was diagnosed with leukemia. She is now dedicating her life to helping fight the disease so no other child has to fight like she did.

We are proud to have Ethar join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Candace Calouri of Tollgate High School and the administration for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Ethar’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #tollgatehighschool.

Megan Scott

March 2019

Marlborough, MA

Metta Students visited Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School in March to honor Megan Scott. Megan is our March 2019 and 61st Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Megan epitomizes what we are all about.

Megan, a senior, has helped lead efforts with community services projects at her school. She has volunteered with Thrive which helps adults with developmental disabilities. Megan has run road races to raise money for the Greater Marlborough & Hudson food banks. She volunteers at The Rivers Edge Arts Alliance to help promote community arts and arts education. Megan has been involved in fundraising activities for Special Olympics. She is partially responsible for helping her team to be recognized as the recipient of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s state-wide award dedicated to sportsmanship and community service. Mark Vital, Megan’s coach and nominator, say this “almost all of my younger athletes seek her guidance. Her maturity and genuine empathy towards other people is the best I have ever seen.”

We are proud to have Megan join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Mark Vitale and the administration at Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Megan’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #advanced mathscienceacademycharterschool.

Jana Morgante

February 2019

Saugus, MA

Metta Students visited Saugus high School in Saugus, MA in February to honor Jana Morgante. Jana is our February 2019 and 60th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Ian epitomizes what we are all about.

Jana, a senior, has watched her mother battle breast cancer and her sister lymphoma. On her own, she responded by raising money for Dana Farber and by bringing Halloween bags to kids at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. Jana created fundraising and charity opportunities through her cheerleading team. Jennifer Carnevale, a family friend, teacher and cheerleading coach, is quoted by saying “Jana is an individual that makes this world a better place and does so from a place of genuine love and interest.

We are proud to have Jana join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Jenifer Carnevale and the administration at Saugus High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Jana’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #saugushighschool.

Ian Wright

January 2019

Barrington, RI

Metta Students visited Barrington Christian Academy in Barrington, RI in on Monday, January 7th to honor Ian Wright. Ian is our January 2019 and 59th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Ian epitomizes what we are all about.

Ian, a senior, volunteers in many school and community service activities at Barrington Christian Academy. He has been a student leader in the academy’s mission trip to Philadelphia, PA in each of the last two years. Ian volunteered in helping the homeless in Philadelphia. Ian has traveled to help people in Haiti. He has attended the High School Student Leadership Conference in each of the last three years. Ian is constantly looking to serve, help others and positively add to the church and community.

We are proud to have Ian join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Michael Skazinski and the administration at Barrington Christian Academy for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Ian’s story.

Katie Hurwitz

December 2018

Walpole, MA

Metta Students visited Walpole High School in Walpole, MA in on Wednesday, December 19th to honor Katie Hurwitz. Katie is our December 2018 and 58th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Katie epitomizes what we are all about.

Katie, a senior, volunteers in many school and community service activities at Walpole High School. She is the Founder and President of the Random Acts of Kindness Club at the high school. This club has had a tremendous impact on student and faculty at Walpole High School. Katie volunteers as a CCD teacher, Music for Food Concert Organizer, playing music for elderly at nursing homes, assistant leader of Girl Scout troop, Bible School Lead Science teacher and tutor to students. She is involved in the Creative Writing Club, the school newspaper, and guest cellist at local churches and schools.

We are proud to have Katie join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Kathleen Frattasio and the administration at Walpole High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Katie’s story.

Grace Austin

November 2018

Cambridge, MA

Metta Students visited Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge, MA in on Thursday, November 15 to honor Grace Austin. Grace is our November 2018 and 57th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Grace epitomizes what we are all about.

Grace, a senior, volunteers in many school and community service activities at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. She was appointed by the school’s Principal to be a member of the Cambridge Public Schools District Planning Team. Grace volunteers in Club 4 at the school working with the homeless. She is involved in student government and is President of her Senior Class. Grace has travelled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands helping out in the communities.

We are proud to have Grace join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Lorraine Davis and the administration at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Grace’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #cambridgerindgelatinschool.

Rebecca Proul

October 2018

Swansea, MA

Metta Students visited Joseph Case High School in Swansea, MA in today to honor Rebecca Proulx. Rebecca is our October 2018 and 56th Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Rebecca epitomizes what we are all about.

Rebecca, a senior, is involved in many community service opportunities at Joseph Case High School. She volunteers her time assisting in special needs programs at school. Rebecca is a member of Arch Buddies always donating her free time and energy. She is a Unified Sports Basketball partner. Rebecca participates in the Homecoming with Autism. She attended special needs prom. Rebecca speaks to the School Committee about ARCH Buddies. She recruits students to be Buddies.

We are proud to have Rebecca join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Janet Blair and the administration at Joseph Case High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Rebecca ’s story.

Beth Markman

September 2018

Needham, MA

Beth, a senior, is involved in many community service opportunities and school-based clubs. She has been a member of three clubs for the last four years at Needham High School.

Beth is the president of the Gender Equality Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, and UNICEF Club. She is always volunteering her time and doing fundraising for the club's initiatives.

Beth prides herself on her commitment to helping in the local community. She is a member of the Boston Cares – Teen Advisory Council. This is a group of 10-20 teens representing young leaders in volunteer service in the Boston area. Members contribute to Boston Care’s youth programming through the development and implementation of Global Youth Service Day activities and youth-friendly Calendar Program opportunities.

We are proud to have Beth join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Mary Jane Walker and the administration at Needham High School for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Beth’s story.