Terren Peterson — Mandarin High School, Jacksonville, FL
The best word to describe Terren is altruistic. She stays busy balancing school, her social life, and being an exceptional athlete but she still puts time away so that she can be of service to the community. Terren’s involvement with her community started at a very young age. During Middle School, she served dinner at Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission alongside her mother on Christmas Day. One of the best examples of her selflessness is when she organized a group of girls to feed the homeless for her 15th birthday. The group of girls got together and prepared the lunches and they were able to distribute 150 Meals in the city of Jacksonville.
Some of her other many volunteer examples come from arranging clothes and furniture at the CRM Thrift Store, sorting food at Feeding Northeast Florida, assisting athletes at both the Special Olympic Aquatic Meet by handing out medals to the participates and the USATF Junior Olympics, assisting with Packet Pickup, Daily Set Up and Clean Up. Terren also supports her school’s football team as a member of the sports medicine program. Even with so much volunteer experience, she continues to find ways to help others… because she enjoys serving others.