To the Editor:
Volunteering is the charitable work done within an organization without compensation. Too often, the parents, grandparents, church family and community members of Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary in West Point volunteer their services without recognition.
For Theresa Twaddle, principal, it is difficult to name all the volunteers, but she says: “Volunteers are the hidden treasurers that we have at the school. Not only do they provide a service, but they fill the needs where funding or other school personnel cannot. They are timely, dedicated and have a genuine concern for the growth of all Holy Trinity students.”
Volunteers help out with lunch and recess duties, aid teachers in the classroom by cutting or running off copies, driving on field trips, and doing many other things to make our school successful. Their talents fulfill needs with action rather than by giving a financial donation.
Although the Holy Trinity Elementary teachers would like to mention all the volunteers by name, Mary Schwanke is one who helps in the elementary school in West Point. She routinely has assisted the first and second grade students for five years with math and reading skills.
Mrs. Twaddle states the following about Mrs. Schwanke: “Like all the volunteers at Holy Trinity, she is one who has dedicated herself to the improvement of our students at HTC. Her patience and love for children helps them grow. She is an example of kindness and a giving spirit. She is upbeat and positive, but mostly she has a wonderful, welcoming smile.”
Eileen Medland, secretary
Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary, West Point