A Scholar and a Servant

A Scholar and a Servant

Senior Natalie Carter was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist for her superior scholarship, and this past week she was honored by LaSertoma Club of Dayton with a Youth Service Award.

The award, which recognizes high school seniors for their service to the community, also included commendations from Governor John Kasich, Congressman Mike Turner, and Senator Sherrod Brown.

Carter was nominated for the award based on the more than 400 hours of service she has provided to the greater Dayton community. Every other Saturday, she volunteers at One Bistro, a community café and ministry in Miamisburg. In addition, she writes letters and visits the residents of Sycamore Glen Assisted Living Facility and playing in the Carillon Historical Park Concert Band.

“I am grateful to LaSertoma Club for encouraging students to serve in their communities and for recognizing that service,” said Carter. “I’m also grateful to my family for supporting me in all my service endeavors.”

Carter will also be recognized as a 2017 Congressional Award Gold Medalist at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Congratulations, Natalie! The DCS family salutes you as a model of what it means to be a Warrior!