Earlier this year The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognized Molly Rice at Durant HS in Plant City, FL with our Silent Servant Scholarship Award. Our hope is that schools will use the presentation of our Award to create what we call a “teachable moment” that will inspire other students to experience the personal satisfaction that comes from serving others.
We’d now like to thank Tamara Shaw, the Durant Counselor who nominated Molly, and for all that Durant HS is doing to recognize and reward empathy and selfless service in their students. Here is an email we received from Counselor Shaw:
Dear Peter Marsh Foundation –
Just wanted to thank you again for your support of our students! I want to share some of the PR and positive news with you that has come from these awards. Attached is a couple pictures of our principal recognizing Molly Rice and Aidan Welsh in front of our entire school at our first pep rally.
There was a very nice article in our local paper about the scholarship program that was done on Molly and she even received a very nice letter from our local Congressman. We will also recognize Molly at our Senior end of the year awards ceremony.
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Below is some of what Ms. Shaw wrote about Molly:
“Molly has an incredible servant’s heart and is the epitome of a phenomenal student leader, but rarely gets recognized for all her selfless acts. She serves as a tutor to middle school students, volunteers with the Gowns for Girls, a business providing dresses for girls in need, and with the Beth-el Mission feeding migrant workers and families.
I have gotten to know her quite well both as her counselor the last four years and as her club sponsor. Molly initiated and created the Environmental Club at our school and has been the President for the last two years. In this role she educates fellow students about environmental concerns, works to make us a greener campus, and organizes community clean-ups for our members. @durant_highschool
This is a wonderful story. Thank you for sending it to me.
Hugs and love to you and Susan.