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Media Contact: The Junior League of Greater Princeton
May 26, 2022
In April, the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) honored three local high school seniors who received Voluntarism Scholarships. Annually, the JLGP awards three $1,000 scholarships to female high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and voluntarism. This year’s recipients, Hannah Murray of Neshaminy High School, Anushya Shankar from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, and Anika Koul of Pennsbury High School, were chosen from an applicant pool of very accomplished students. These young women exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. Each student, in her own way, saw a need in her community and used her talents and resources to improve the lives of others. From raising funds for pediatric cancer research, to teaching coding to girls in the U.S. and abroad, to supporting orphans both locally and internationally, these talented young women led the charge to help their communities.
“As a women’s volunteer organization, we are very proud to have the opportunity to recognize young women who demonstrate a commitment to serving their community. It was so impressive to learn how these young women saw a need in their communities and used their experiences to respond to that need and make a huge difference. They are each outstanding student leaders.” says Debbie Brown, Community VP for the JLGP.
According to Mary Ann McLean, Chair of the Scholarships Program, “When we began this year’s process of choosing Scholarship winners, we thought the challenges of two years of Covid would limit volunteerism activities for high school students. We were mistaken – the pandemic could not stop these young women! It was inspiring to learn of the impactful projects these young women undertook in the face of many challenges. We are extremely proud to support this year’s JLGP Volunteerism Scholarship recipients and we look forward to following their progress.”
About The Junior League of Greater Princeton: The JLGP is made up of more than 240 civic-minded women. Along with 292 other Leagues, JLGP members are part of a powerful network of over 150,000 women in 6 countries with a shared mission: to promote voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To learn more, please visit https://www.jlgp.org