Maryknoll School senior Lisa Kam was recently award two prestigious service awards for her dedication to volunteer work in her community. She was named a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Hawaii and received a President's Volunteer Service Award for completing a minimum of 250 hours of community service in one year.
Lisa's volunteer work brought together teens and parents at a series of genealogy workshops to help them trace their Chinese roots. Working with the Hawaii Chinese History Center, Lisa secured an in-kind grant for the event, organized a speaker, and contacted schools and Chinese clubs to recruit participants. Lisa created the project, which she named Family Oriented Cultural Understanding Study or FOCUS, as part of her volunteer work for Projects Inspired by Teens Changing Hawaii.
Lisa received a bronze medallion, award certificate, and letter from the President to commemorate her accomplishments.
This is Lisa's third President's Volunteer Service Award. She also qualified for the award in 2014 and 2015. She was also recently awarded the Outstanding Youth Leader Award from the Aloha Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Read more about her AFP award here.
We are so proud of Lisa's dedication to volunteer work and to our school's motto, Noblesse Oblige.
Photo: Lisa Kam poses for a photo with School President Perry Martin at the Kekumano Dinner.