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8th Graders Receive JFK Make a Difference Awards

Three AMSA 8th graders -- Ava Daly, Neha Gowthman, and Sophia Hammel -- received 2021 John F. Kennedy Make a Difference awards from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum!

The award is given to up to 100 middle school students in Massachusetts for the impact they have made in their communities through creative service projects.

Ava, Neha, and Sophia received their awards for their work on the annual Lower School Talent Show to benefit Sweats for Vets. AMSA Community Outreach Mgr. Mark Vital founded Sweats for Vets, which collects and distributes clothing to homeless shelters that serve veterans. Mr. Vital nominated the students for the award.

The announcement letter to the students stated: “President Kennedy believed that all of us can make a difference and that each one of us should try. I want to commend you for being nominated by your school for this recognition based on your exemplary volunteer work.”

Congratulations Ava, Neha, and Sophia! We thank you for being among our top student leaders!

JFK Award
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