Abigail Rodgers’ teachers at Baldwin High School in Pittsburg, PA say Abby (as she is called) is a wonderful representation of what Baldwin High School students are. She goes above and beyond in all aspects of her life and her selflessness is unparalleled.
Abby tirelessly volunteers at an annual week long event, named the Rollettes Experience, for women that are wheelchair users. She has multiple responsibilities, works the merchandise table, and helps set up the ballroom for the different events everyday. She is also available for anyone who needs assistance with picking something up, going to the bathroom, or being pushed across the room in their chairs. In addition, she prepares gift bags and helps organize the sponsor tables.
Abby is also an active member of the Best Buddies and Special Olympics Clubs and ran both of those booths at the Activities Fair this school year. She recruited new members, informed all curious students and is truly a role model to those around her.
Recently she helped facilitate a free dress exchange to help those in need in our community. Abby collected dresses, shoes, ties, jewelry, shirts, and pants and helped display all of the available items. She not only helped customers find the perfect pieces for them but also advertised and encouraged students to find something just right, so that they felt confident and excited to attend the school dances in the fall.
Abby volunteers her time tutoring as well, helping students to stay organized with their schoolwork and understanding difficult concepts. She also participated in Baldwin’s annual costume fundraiser and collected donations for the KDKA Turkey Fund to help provide holiday meals for families in need.
Abby is incredibly amazing to all of her peers and goes out of her way to make sure they all feel included, cared for, and appreciated on a daily basis. She has a positive impact on not just her school, but in her community as well. @BHSActivities, @BWSDNHS, @BWSDsuper, @BWSDNews