Grace Madden began work on Gilmour Academy's St. Br. André Service Program

Student Ambassador on Meet the Teacher Night 1.5 hrs

I worked as a Student Ambassador during this year's Middle and Upper School Meet the Teacher Night. I greeted parents at the front doors, answered questions, and guided parents between buildings.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I best showed hospitality, as I tried my best to make all of the parents feel welcomed into the Gilmour family to the best of my abilities.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely do this again; I loved getting to connect with parents and be a smiling face for those who were unfamiliar with campus.

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Grace Madden marked Service Hours as in progress.

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Joined Glave with 39 hours 39.0 hrs

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CYO Timer 6.0 hrs

I spent my afternoon as a volunteer scorer for CYO basketball games being held on campus.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I believe that I best lived out inclusiveness, as it is the charism that most represents the values of CYO.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would absolutely do this again, as I grew up playing CYO basketball, so it felt good to give back.

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Admission Ambassador at Fall Open House 3.0 hrs

I worked as an Admissions Ambassador at the Fall Open House last October. I lead a family on a tour around the school, answering all of their questions and providing them an insight into life at Gilmour.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I feel as though I best lived out hospitality during this experience, as I created a welcoming environment for this prospective family, even including their youngest kids during the tour.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely be an Admission Ambassador again as I had a great time sharing my favorite parts of Gilmour with others, and helping to answer questions about the high school admission process.

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Sophomore Leader at 7th Grade Retreat 7.0 hrs

As a Sophomore Leader, my friends and I were given the opportunity to lead Gilmour's seventh graders in their retreat. Throughout the day we helped lead activities, took the students on a Jesus walk, supervised lunch, and participated in mass.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I think the charism I best lived out was The Cross, as it was the core theme of the retreat.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely love to help lead another day-long retreat like this again. I enjoyed working with older kids and overall had a fun time.

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Sophomore Leader at 5th Grade Retreat 3.0 hrs

I spent my Monday morning leading Gilmour's fifth-grade retreat. I helped to lead activities, and keep the students focused during lectures and videos. I also helped engage them during games and songs.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I feel as though I best lived out was zeal, as I helped to teach the fourth graders about Jesus's light, which was the retreat's theme.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely help lead retreats again, but I think fifth grade still may be a little young for my liking.

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Sophomore Leader at 4th Grade Retreat 3.0 hrs

I spent my Monday morning leading Gilmour's fourth-grade retreat. I helped to lead activities, and keep the students focused during lectures and videos. I also helped engage them during games and songs.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I feel as though I best lived out was zeal, as I helped to teach the fourth graders about Jesus's light, which was the retreat's theme.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely help lead retreats again, but I'm not sure if these younger kids are the best fit for me.

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Swim Meet Timer 2.0 hrs pending

I spent my morning as a timer for my town's local SSL swim team, the Willowick Wildkats. I stood in the heat, with nothing but my water bottle with me, and gave up precious hours of sleep for those kids.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I think I best lived out hope through this service experience. I had hope that I wouldn't overheat and that the Wildkats would win the swim meet.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I definitely would, I enjoyed the farmers tan that I received from this service experience.

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Volunteered for Willowick Water Show 3.3 hrs pending

Every year, my city (Willowick) holds an annual water show to raise funds for our local pools, and other causes important to us. As a lifeguard, I was given the opportunity to volunteer my time to not only help out with the kids but also perform in the show.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I think I best lived out hospitality by helping to make the Water Show a fun experience for everyone involved. 

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I will definitely be participating in the water show again, and hopefully will take on a bigger role, such as choreographing one of the acts.

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C2AC at Freshman Orientation 5.5 hrs

I spent the evening partnered with a freshman advisory. I answered questions, led tours, and facilitated conversation throughout the night.

Are the service hours you completed COMPETENCE HOURS (learning about social justice issues) or COURAGE HOURS (direct or indirect service to others)?

COURAGE

Which Gilmour charism did you best live out through your service experience? Please explain.

I think I best lived out the charism of Inclusiveness as I tried to make sure every freshman in my group felt included and welcomed to the Gilmour family.

Would you try this service experience again? Why or why not?

I would definitely love to help out with the freshman advisories again. I feel that by being a mentor to these freshman I am giving back to the juniors who mentored me two years ago.

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