Parrott SERV Society inducts 181 students

Parrott SERV Society inducts 181 students

SERV Student Advisory Board members spoke at the induction. (left to right) William McPhaul, Reagan Perry, Lillian Warner, Miller Andrews, and Jeff Bland.

“It can challenge you like you’ve never experienced and put you so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know where you are. But it will quite literally change your life.” Speaking to high school students and their parents on March 20th, Parrott Academy junior Lillian Warner credited the school’s SERV honor society with getting her involved.

The school’s SERV induction, held in the Monk-Austin Student Activity Center, featured brief comments by all five SERV Student Advisory Board members: Warner, William McPhaul, Reagan Perry, Jeff Bland, and Miller Andrews. Then 181 high school students who had each given at least 12 hours of volunteer service during the 2018-2019 year were recognized as new inductees. Presidential Service Scholar recognition went to 69 students with 100 or more hours of service in the year.

(left to right) At Parrott Academy’s SERV induction, Headmaster Bert Bright and Associate Headmaster Hugh Pollock congratulate senior Lindsey Thomas, who volunteered 369 hours of service in the past year.

(left to right) At Parrott Academy’s SERV induction, Headmaster Bert Bright and Associate Headmaster Hugh Pollock congratulate senior Lindsey Thomas, who volunteered 369 hours of service in the past year.

Founded in 1965, Parrott’s SERV is an acronym for Students Effectively Realizing their Value. Unlike many schools that require volunteer service, APA has a tradition of getting students to take the initiative on their own. Throughout the year, faculty advisor Leslie Lewis and her Advisory Board publicize service opportunities in local communities and organize one volunteer service learning trip per year. “For me, SERV is much more than something I ‘should do’ – it’s something I want to do,” commented Reagan Perry.

Senior Jeff Bland designed the SERV t-shirt that each inductee received.

Senior Jeff Bland designed the SERV t-shirt that each inductee received.

The following 54 Lenoir County students were inducted into SERV: Emily Angel, Faith Bagwell, Harris Barker, Hayden Blizzard, Gabe Braswell, Will Connolly, Ashlyn Crocker, Jackson Crocker, Paige Davis, Parker Edwards, Lily Elmore, Jacob Fisher, Anna Haddad, Ava Haddad, Karmen Heath, Sydney Herlong, Jenks Jenkins, Jordan Ibegbu, Avery Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Cameron Jones, Caleb Langston, Anne Grayson Lindley, Marquise Loftin-Myers, Aspen Manning, Javier Martinez-Rodriguez, Aliza Matthews, Eryn McKenrick, Rylee McKenrick, Trey McLawhorn, Morgan McPhaul, William McPhaul, Noah Miller, Collins Moore, Riley Moore, Elizabeth Norris, Simal Omer, Ren Outlaw, Claire Perry, Reagan Perry, MacKenzie Pope, Mateus Prado, Souvik Roychowdhury, Matti Snyder, Elliana Sylvia, Delaney Tribula, Kyle Turik, Abby Turner, Josh Waida, Lillian Warner, Wrenn Whitfield, Will Whitley, Grace Williams, and Brandon Zoltek.

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