2012 Heart of Villa Award(s)

Villa Academy is blessed to have such an active and supportive culture of volunteerism. Your generous gifts of time and talent help enrich our academic program and carry on the Cabrinian tradition of compassion and service.

The Heart of Villa Award is our opportunity to properly recognize the volunteer all-stars who shine among the many others. This year we are pleased to present the 2012 Heart of Villa Award to two outstanding women:

Villa teachers describe our first recipient, Georgine Looney, as “one of the most kind and engaging” parent volunteers. Whether she is presenting a science lesson, assisting with a Green Team building project, or serving on a VPA committee, Georgine’s positive spirit and sincerity make her a pleasure to work with.

As a new Villa parent in 2006, Georgine was always in the classroom. Her willingness to help, coupled with an unobtrusive approach, made her a genuine asset.  She has chaperoned endless field trips and middle school dances, and has helped with Health Screening every year since 2008. Georgine, and the entire Looney family, embodies the Villa mission, vision, and core values.

Our second Heart of Villa recipient, Gina Hampson, is a consistent source of support for the faculty. She has been a leader in many volunteer projects, including holding the position of School Photo Chair for three years, Co-Chairing the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee for two years, and helping with Health Screening every year since 2005.

Gina’s eagerness to help whenever needed and her open and positive relationship with teachers has made her an incredible volunteer!

One of Gina’s final parent volunteer efforts is her work on this year’s eighth-grade scrapbook, a commemoration of her daughter’s time here at Villa, but also a reminder of how the humble efforts of amazing volunteers, like both Gina and Georgine, have enhanced the overall experience of the 2012 graduating class.

The annual Heart of Villa Award acknowledges the outstanding volunteerism of the parent or parents of an outgoing eighth grade student who represents the family’s last or only child. The award was created to demonstrate our appreciation for those who have been extremely generous in giving time, energy, and talents to our students, our community, and our school.  The recipients of this award are selected by the school administration and honored at the annual gala auction.

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