Rockledge High School - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

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Students In Action is a national youth volunteer leadership, recognition and reward program, designed to pass the tradition of service on to the next generation. Co-developed by Jefferson Awards for Public Service and Deloitte, it is now in over 250 High Schools. Each spring, Student Leaders from the participating schools compete in regional competitions. They are asked to report on the implementation of the program, and the impact they've had, both in their schools and within their communities.

Text of Rockledge High School - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

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  • By means of students in action, we hope to help the under-privileged and less fortunate in our school and community, providing services ranging from food drives to tutoring.

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  • Kevin Hutchins has been a member for 2 years. Alexia Baillow, Sami Alsawaf, and Jenny Stansfied were recruited at the end of their junior year. Since then, the four of us have recruited 6 additional members. Theyve all been working especially hard to carry the torch!


  • Save Haiti
  • California Mudslides


  • March 8 April 9
  • 4 Graduating Classes and Faculty Compete to raise donations for Haiti Relief
  • All Proceeds Will Be turned In to Red Cross


  • By Doug Murphy
  • Unless youve been under a rock for the last 2 weeks, you know that Haiti has suffered a major tragedy, and people from around the globe want to support them in their time of need. Here at Rockledge High, were going to do a something in the tradition of Raider Pride. We have four things that we plan to accomplish:
  • Raise $5000
    • Buy a water filtration system
    • Remaining money will be a donation
  • Donate a ton of can goods
  • Donate a ton of hygienic supplies
  • Donate a ton of clothing and blankets (And yes, we want an actual TON of stuff. Thats two thousand pounds for each)
  • Now, how in the world are we going to do all this? Were going to have a friendly competition between the faculty and each of the classes. Heres the break down.
  • Raiders Save Haiti t-shirts are being sold. If you want a t-shirt, see either Coach Leib, or Mrs. Trosset (for those who dont know, thats Ms. Buckey). You could make a personal donation, thats the other way. Donations will be handed in to your English teacher. Throughout the duration of our little race, the progress of each team will be monitored in the cafeteria. If your team wins first place; youll be awarded the golden givers. Second; silver supporters. Third; bronze benefactors. What youll win for each place has yet to be announced; keep your eyes and ears open.
  • Once significant progress is made, well reach out to local media to get some more help in raising money for our cause. That way we can get our community and families involved.
  • Our project will be going on Feb. 8 th April 9 th , 2010. And on March 24, we will be hosting our very first Rough-Puff Volleyball Tournament; details on this event are to be announced. However a portion of our proceeds from this will also go towards the Raiders Save Haiti project. If you miss out during school, youll be able to pick up a Raiders Save Haiti t-shirt here as well.
  • Just a little tid-bit of info, our sponsor for this whole shebang will be the Jefferson Award Committee; and our National Honor Society will work with the American Red Cross to get all the goods shipped to Haiti.
  • So get to donating and spreading the word to the masses. Lets put this in the record books for our tremendous generosity!!!!

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  • We are in the process of setting up a meeting with the Cocoa High School administration. However, we are determined to bring them on board with the Jefferson Award family!

10. All award winners were recognized on our morning announcements, ROCKU TV 11.

  • Sami Alsawaf: Beta (Relay 4 Life); Strawberry Festival
  • Lena Austell: Teen Advisory Board (Summer Camps)
  • Alexia Baillow: SGA (Rough Puff); Teen Trendsetters
  • Kevin Hutchins: Mu Alpha Theta
  • Jenny Stansfield: Camp Lanoche


  • Wed also like to highlight some of the other service projects that RHS is very proud of:
    • Oyster Matsfor Indian River(Environmental Science): Over 150 made, more than any other Brevard school)
    • Hands On the Wall (Interact Club): Seniors pay to leave their mark on the RHS. All proceeds benefit
    • Pennies for Pasta (HOSA): Raising money for leukemia and lymphoma