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Heather Wright Service guides Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill student’s path

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 by Laura Zolman Kirk  by Briana Brough

EATHER WRIGHT, 17, LIVES HER OWN advice: “I would encourage any high schooler to try as many activities as possible,” she says. “You never know who you will meet or what you’ll discover about yourself!” She’s an athlete, captain of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill’s volleyball and soccer teams, and has participated in swimming and basketball, too. She’s also student council secretary, an art tutor and robotics fanatic, but – above all – Heather is a volunteer, having achieved the Volunteer Center of Durham’s Mayor’s and President’s Awards two years in a row. After attaining her first round of awards, she applied and was selected to join the center’s Student Action Board, a group of 14 students who meet twice a month to plan and execute service projects. “My favorite thing about the Student Action Board is the friendships I’ve developed,” Heather says. “By volunteering in the Durham community, I have had the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships with incredible people who have my same interests.” Service has led Heather to work with local organizations such as the Kramden Institute,

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