Rotary Club Good Citizen: Kennedy Brake

Kennedy Brake

Kennedy Brake of Naples has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for February.

Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community.

Parent: Molly Brake

Sibling: Isabel Brake

Activities: Cross-Country, Indoor Track, Drama Club, various jazz bands

Community activities: ASTRA Club, Habitat for Humanity, volunteering (road cleanup, community dinners, etc.)

Hobbies: Playing drums, cooking, running.

Future plans: I plan to attend a four-year college to pursue a degree in business.

What do you consider as traits that make someone a good citizen? Willingness to cooperate with fellow community members, dedication to the betterment of themselves, compassion.

Who has inspired you to be a good citizen and why? My mother has inspired me to be active in my community from a young age; encouraging me to start volunteering at my local library and leading me by her example of good citizenship.

What have you done to make the school community a better place? My work with ASTRA, the school’s community service club, has allowed me to pursue projects such as working to establish an in-school food pantry

Why is volunteerism important? Volunteerism is important because it challenges the idea that individuals should always act for personal gain — a notion that stifles the growth of a healthy community.

In the future, what do you see yourself doing to make the world a better place? I see myself continuing to volunteer locally wherever I end up, as well as working to create higher ethical standards in the corporate business world.

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