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Whiz Kid: Miller Place Senior Earns Outstanding Act of Kindness Award

Lauren Grell, an A.P. Scholar, donated to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Name: Lauren Grell - Age 18

School: Miller Place High School - Senior

Accomplishments: Lauren has been recognized by the College Board as an Advanced Placement (A.P.) Scholar. While at Miller Place High School, she has taken six A.P. courses and has been on the high honor roll every quarter of her high school career. She received the Award for Excellence in Spanish as a sophomore and has received the Award for General Academic Excellence each year.

Grell had watched a news story about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which talked about the desperate needs of the people living there. She further researched the needs of the people on this reservation, one of them being VCR tapes. She decided to do a VCR tape drive and collected over 200 tapes which she was able to send to the reservation. She was awarded her school's Outstanding Act of Kindness (O.A.K.) Award in recognition of her actions.

Lauren is the secretary of the National Honor Society and a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society for Spanish and the Service Club.

She has danced tap, lyrical and hip hop with the Marchands School of Dance since the age of two. She will be attending college in the fall, planning to major in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders. Her career goal is to be a speech pathologist.

Team Dawg February 27, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Lauren is the epitome of what it means to be a Team Dawg Everyday Hero. The power to make a positive difference in the lives of others lives within us all. Whether or not we use that power defines us as people. Congratulations to you, Lauren, for being a role model to us all and for inspiring all that is good. We at Team Dawg thank you and salute you!
Kathy Rousseau March 02, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Congratulations Lauren! All your hard work, and consideration of others less fortunate, is certainly something to be proud of. You'll have a wonderful future with this remarkable work ethic.

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