The best things in life

The best things in life

Sara Yang

  PTSA recognizes the silent heroes of the school




This project relates to content in the Oct. 20, 2010 El Estoque Print issue.





This project relates to content in the Oct. 20, 2010 El·Estoque·Print issue.



It is said that the best things in life are free—like the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping others.

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is working to recognize senior students who exemplify this concept by performing random acts of kindness or community service without reward.  As announced at the March 23 PTSA meeting, students and staff are encouraged to nominate those who make a difference for the first annual “Unsung Hero” senior award.

“A lot of times people do community service, but they’re very humble about it [and] they don’t really get the recognition for it,” PTSA student representative senior Samuel Lui said.  “It’s kind of awesome that this [award] gives recognition to those people that really actually do a lot for the community.”

According to PTSA president Suman Ganapathy, the award serves the dual purpose of recognition and motivation.

“Hopefully it will be something to inspire people to do good things… although I’m sure people who do good things don’t do it for any price,” Ganapathy said.

Nomination forms are available online and due to the box in the ASB office by May 5.  An appointed committee will review the nominations and select the four award recipients, who will also receive a $500 scholarship at Senior Awards Night on May 26.