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Service with a smile earns Notre Dame Prep senior national recognition
Service with a smile earns Notre Dame Prep senior national recognition

She organizes food and clothing drives for children. She mentors middle-school girls. She was elected governor of a statewide youth and government club. She volunteers at a Baltimore nonprofit on homelessness. She's even led the blood drive at her school. It would seem that Helena Baffoe-Bonnie hardly has time for her studies. Yet the 17-year-old senior from Owings Mills is an honor student at Notre Dame Preparatory School, a Catholic girls' school, and her community activities have not gone unnoticed. Last February, Baffoe-Bonnie received the President's Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes Americans who go the extra mile in community service. ...

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