SUBMITTED PHOTO Southport High School students in Raye Lynn Jordan’s nutrition class recently volunteered at Second Helpings Food Rescue Kitchen, where they prepared a variety of foods to be served to the hungry. The galloping gourmets are (from left) Jordan, Savanna Shoaf, Ring Te, Mariah Harris,Erica Cardinal and Brandon Lovelace.
Honored for community service
SUBMITTED PHOTO Perry Meridian senior Olivia Kavanaugh (fifth from left) was a co-winner of the inaugural Paul M. Chase Memorial Prize, presented for outstanding community service. The award’s namesake, a public interest lawyer and advocate, was killed in a car accident in 2014. Kavanaugh excels in academics and aspires to be a pediatric oncologist, inspired by her younger sister, who has brain cancer. She is a gymnast, plays in the orchestra, serves in student council and has been a delegate to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. Her community service includes launching Blankets for Hope, which makes fleece blankets for patients at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, and being active in an organization that helps to provide clean water in developing countries.