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A call for acknowledgment

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

This year Aspen High School will be recognizing the efforts of its students in the area of community service.

The young people at Aspen High consistently receive acknowledgment for their success and performance in both the athletic and academic arenas; however, a little-known and rarely acknowledged fact is that many Aspen High School students give unselfishly of their time, to others.

This spring we will be presenting such committed students with Service Letters similar to the letters that athletes and students of high academic achievement receive. I am making a call to the Aspen community to nominate students for these service awards.

If you or an organization of which you have been a part have benefited from the selfless and committed efforts of a high school student, involving a substantial commitment in time, please contact the high school and nominate that individual. We will send you a form in which you can detail their contributions and commitment.

Please note that the term “service” refers to a willing, sustained commitment to helping or supporting persons in need, assisting local, regional or national groups in activities that benefit others, and making an effort that benefits the environment and/or the community. Students may not have received payment, academic credit, or any form of material benefit for their efforts.

Please contact Andy Popinchalk or Charlie Anastas at Aspen High (925-3760) if you wish to nominate a deserving student. Your acknowledgment of student efforts will help nurture the spirit of service in our young people. Thank you in advance.

Andy Popinchalk

English teacher, Aspen High School


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