Student spotlight

Most students spend their summer sleeping, relaxing, and going out with friends, while others are making a difference.

Carlmont’s own Nicole Heller spent her summer volunteering her time to learn and teach others about marine biology.

She attended a camp at UC Santa Cruz where she learned all about marine biology and oceanography. “Meeting new people with common interests definitely makes the experience fun,” says Heller when asked the highlight of her trip.

Heller also volunteered at the Marine Biology Institute where she taught elementary students about marine biology and the importance of protecting marine ecosystems.

Volunteer work has become popular among high school students. Not only does it enhance their awareness of the community, but its also a great resume-builder for college applications.

Serving the community can help prepare young adults to become responsible members of society. “I’d like to go into medicine because I enjoy helping people,” said Heller.

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