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| Thursday, May 22, 2003

Cortney Chen

  • Residence: Hampton

  • Age: 17

  • Family: Parents, Doug and Carla; and a brother, Austin, 20

  • School: She is a junior at Hampton High School.

  • Achievement: She is the founder of Helping Hands, a service group with about 25 members, mostly students from Hampton High School, but also from other North Hills area schools. In less than a year, the group has done nine projects, including volunteering at a soup kitchen, running a food drive and conducting a prom dress drive.

  • Activities: She is a competitor on the U.S. Tennis Association circuit. She also is an avid photographer.

  • Quote: "Because it is required, I think that many students are apathetic about community service. People miss the spirit of service, which is why I came up with the idea for this group."

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