Cazenovia Caroline Marshall recently received the League of Women Voter’s $1,000 scholarship award this year for her academic achievement, conduct and civic responsibility.
Beyond Marshall’s active participation in field hockey as well as winter and spring track, she has participated in numerous productions of high school musicals. At the end of her junior year, she was selected to take part in the Students Inside Albany project which is also sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Marshall said she credits this experience for her social thinking, which she says was an eye-opener for her. The diversity of the group of people attending revealed views and perspectives she had not thought of before.
She became active in Project Café and soon became its vice president. Within that project, she actively joined in the organization of the 9/11 memorial and their Christmas Toy Shop.
“I learned that benefitting the community, and the power of helping others while witnessing the effects, gave me a rewarding appreciation of the importance of being involved,” Marshall said.
The active scholar now works as a grass-roots field organizer for the Obama reelection campaign in Virginia.
Next fall, she will attend Harvard College.
Janet Munro is volunteer publicist for the Cazenovia League of Women Voters.