MADISON High School
Jess Schuszler will attend the University of Delaware School of Nursing in the fall. She volunteered at the Overlook Medical Center as a nurses’ aide. She is able to talk with patients and offer comfort as well as assist the nurses in gathering items necessary for them to continue working with their patients. I
As a peer leader in the Peer Group Connections, she works with freshman and supports them in transitioning into high school. She is also the co-director of the freshman orientation committee and member of the Key Club. Her favorite week of summer is acting as a counselor for Liquid Church Camp Rock in Morristown where she leads younger children in team building activities, games, and bible study discussions. Since freshman year, Jess received either Madison High's Gold or Silver Service award.
She wants to pursue nursing as a profession to help children like Brooke and her friend Timmy, who also lost his life to DIPG.
Mikala Quinn will be attending Saint Joseph’s University in the fall. She is inspired to volunteer for children with disabilities by her sister whom is affected by autism. For the past four years she has volunteered for Special Needs Athletic Program (SNAP). She works as a swim instructor for special needs children. She has also volunteered at Camp Fatima, a week long sleepover camp for special needs children.
Other acts of volunteerism include lifeguarding, working with her church to build houses in Preston County, WV for struggling families, at Life Camp in Newark for underprivileged children as well as St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham as a retreat leader for the youth ministry.
Her sister, along with her many volunteer experiences, have inspired her to major in special education and autism studies in college.