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Quiet Leaders Learn the Impact of Acting with Others

Kyle Tewksbury from Mendon (right) and Thomas Michel from Upton (left) were chosen to represent their towns at this year's Project 351 Ambassadors. Melissa Orff photo.



Two Miscoe Hill Middle School students were chosen to take part in a statewide youth service initiative that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kyle Tewksbury from Mendon and Thomas Michel from Upton were chosen to represent their towns at this year's Project 351 Ambassador. Project 351 is a statewide youth-driven service organization that brings together eighth-grade students from across the Commonwealth for "a transformative year of development, enrichment, and impact through unique service opportunities."

The program kicked off with an annual day of celebration and service in Boston on January 14. The young men joined other eighth-graders from across Massachusetts at Faneuil Hall to be greeted into Project 351 family by Governor Charlie Baker.

After the welcome, the two boarded buses to different locations to take part in service projects in the greater-Boston community.

Kyle spent the day at the State House putting together care packages and making blankets for local shelters and creating Valentine's Day cards for Veterans while Thomas packed boxes of food at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

"I realized that we take things as simple as chips for granted," said Thomas. "Some people don't even know where their next meal is going to come from."

The two said that the day spent helping others was an "eye-opener" for both, one that forced them to think about the meaning of community service.

"They told us that the blankets that we made for the shelter were going to be used that night," said Kyle. "We knew the hard work that we put in would be in use immediately. It was a great feeling."

Another highlight for both was the people that they were able to meet. "When we started off the day, everyone was really quiet. But by the end, everyone became friends and had the same goal of wanting to help others," said Thomas.

The day wrapped up back at the John F. Kennedy Library where the 351 eighth-graders were asked to take what they learned about service back to help others in their own communities.

"Just because you are only one person, you can still make a big impact," said Kyle.

Students are chosen by their school to represent their towns based on their values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude; which made Thomas and Kyle the best choice to represent Upton and Mendon, according to Miscoe Principal Ann Meyer.

"They are both kind, compassionate, humble, and gracious," said Meyer. "They are quiet leaders but very clear leaders who put their needs behind the needs of others...that is rare in students of this age."




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