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Lower Merion's buildOn Community Team Celebrates "100 Hours of Service" Honorees
Lower Merion's buildOn Community Team Celebrates "100 Hours of Service" Honorees

The Lower Merion High School buildOn community team recently gathered to celebrate 53 members who reached the prestigious "100 Hours of Service" milestone during the 2018-19 school year in a special ceremony in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room. buildOn officers were joined by Principal Sean Hughes as they presented this year's honorees with a certificate to commemorate their outstanding achievement in front of their fellow club members.

Last year, 338 buildOn members served a total of 11,306 hours in the Greater Philadelphia area through more than 100 projects, including tutoring at Bethel Academy; delivering food to families-in-need; cleaning and beautifying local parks; working with shelter children; feeding the homeless; volunteering their time with The Hearth, American DanceWheels, Emily's Entourage, the Buonicanti Fund and JCHAI; supporting community events; and much more.

The LMHS buildOn Trek Program has also raised roughly $650,000 to build a total of eight schools for communities-in-need in Taverne, Menard and La Civette, Haiti; Jokaiya, Bisanpsur and Balbhadrapur, Nepal; Las Brisas, Nicaragua; and Samuel Luckwa, Malawi. This year's Trek Team, which will be headed to Guatemala to construct the program's ninth school, will be announced later this fall.

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees!

Ben AlonzoSammi GaierEmma LiuAlice Ricards
Sammy AndererEva Gallagher-KowittMichael LoonstynSophie Roth
Sulhee AntalJon GoldsteinNicole LoonstynLena Rutzel
Eve BickelCharlotte GordonDavid LuEmily Shang
Nicole BlumJess GordonLilly McClendonAbby Strongin
Siobhan BranniganJason HarmonDevon MooringKenta Tsukamoto
Sophia BumberaNatasha HewittCharlotte MoralesMonva Vakil
Jason CastelloGavin HongJackie MunisCamille Vandeveer
Teresa CatoLuke HoweyAnnika NaveenEsther Werbach
Ella CattAudrey KnollLucas OberdiekAbby Wolf
Mikaela CurytoAviva KostoChristian OwusuJessica Zhong
Alexis DuongMaya KraidyLakshmi Parvathinathan
Nate FarberSonia LabySydney Pelletier
Grace FenlinSean LiJess Polsky

Group photo of 100 Hours of Service Honorees

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