Student of Month believes in giving back

By Devarrick Turner
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

Catherine Bradley is Student of the Month for September, 2012 / Photo submitted

“Success takes sacrifice and hard work, and if you want to achieve something great in your life, you’re going to have to give it your all,” says Catherine Bradley.
   Her success at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and numerous volunteer projects earned her the title of September’s Student of the Month.
  Bradley recently began her freshman year at Wake Forest University and plans to major in biology.
   Catherine is the daughter of Charles and Sherri Bradley and has an older brother. Kay Cole, Catherine’s neighbor, nominated her for Student of the Month.
   “She’s just an excellent young lady. She’s somebody you can count on. When she says she will do something, she does it. She’s what you want a young person to be these days,” Cole said.
   She believes it is important to give back and enjoys volunteering and doing community service. She has helped organize blood drives with the Red Cross Club, helped with afterschool science projects in the Science Days Club, volunteers at Loaves and Fishes, and member of the Mebane Presbyterian Youth Group.
   She plans to continue volunteer work while at Wake Forest. She intends to make Wake Baptist Hospital one of her first stops.
   “I think it’s important to give back because I’ve been given so much. I’ve been blessed with a supportive and loving family and a great education,” she said. “Other people haven’t been afforded the same opportunities I have, and I think it’s important to share what I’ve been given — whether it’s money, time, or resources.”

Devarrick Turner is a 2012 graduate of Elon University and a Teens & Twenties writer.

 

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