Chris Morrow

September’s Jefferson Award winner, Nick Giroux-Doehring, has volunteered for a total of 560 hours at Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp that helps boys develop independence, character, values, abilities, and friendships for life. He went through a special training program with a focus on professional level youth leadership in a wilderness setting. As one of a dozen annual volunteers, he participated actively in camp counseling and supervision of campers, as well as serving as a junior guide during wilderness canoe trips. He served as a great leader whose friendship was valued by many campers. Congratulations to September’s Jefferson Award Winner, Nick Giroux-Doehring.

October’s Jefferson Award Winner, Carolyn Ward, has volunteered for more than 130 hours at the Nyamata School in Rwanda. She volunteered to help 40 girls, all between the age of 9-20, who are all part of the organization Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE (Inspire, Motivate, Powerful, Undiscovered, Hopeful, Women, (with), Education) which helps the young girls and women through school. Our winner had many tasks, including teaching English and supplying the students with necessary school supplies. She has also founded the first chapter of the program outside the Seattle Area, while organizing fund raisers that have supplied the 40 Rwandan girls and young women with much needed school supplies. Her organization would not be the same without her. Congratulations to October’s Jefferson Award Winner, Carolyn Ward.

Jefferson Awards Winners for September and October 2012: Nick Giroux-Doehring and Carolyn Ward