Six members of Bluffton High School THY were recognized by Mayor Sulka of the Town of Bluffton for their outstanding community service. The Mayor’s service award is presented annually to high school youth that do a minimum of 30 hours of community service. Mariana Mata Perez received Gold Recognition for exceeding 100 hours of community service and the other students received Silver Recognition. The youth engaged in various community service work including volunteering for the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Day events, peer-to-peer education during NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week, and assisting during the LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth’s May Day 5k Walk/Run. Mayor Sulka praised the youth for volunteering in their community and encouraged them to continue making a positive difference in the lives of others in their schools & community. About THY: The mission of THY is to promote positive teen health through leadership, positive youth development, peer-to-peer education, advocacy, and community service.
Evie Cartmel, Reese Marcotte, Mariana Mata Perez, Emy Contreas, Illa Hodges, Audry Weidner
All 2021 Recipients
Illa Hodges THY