Big accolades for SWR’s Global Awareness Club

07/11/2012 1:00 PM |

COURTESY FILE PHOTO | Students from Shoreham-Wading River’s Global Awareness Club in Meru, Kenya, in 2011.

Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Global Awareness Club just marked what longtime faculty adviser Kevin Mann described as a “banner year.”

The student club, which is heavily involved in the Hope Children’s Fund, which runs an orphanage in Africa, works to help children and adults in need, both at home and abroad.

About to embark on its 30th year, the club’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed.

The Global Awareness Club received a Civic Engagement Award from Congressman Tim Bishop in May, and was recently honored by county Legislator Sarah Anker with a proclamation in the Suffolk County Legislature.

“The Global Awareness Club and Hope Children’s Fund are to be commended for their tireless work on providing shelter, food, education, and medical care for children in Kenya,” Ms. Anker said.

“It is heartening to see young people committed to helping children in an area where aid is so desperately needed.”

Read more about the club and its history in tomorrow’s News-Review newspaper.