Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) senior Elizabeth McDonald is involved. That’s why she was recently honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award recognizes those who have volunteered a significant amount of their time to serve their communities and country. It is granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
McDonald serves as a leader on PAA's campus ministry team, is president of the student association, is a member of the publications team, stays active in her home church and has impacted our world on several mission trips. She also is involved in nearly every music group at PAA and has participated in many service activities. Staff and students alike admire her enthusiasm, leadership and love for serving others.
“PAA offers so many opportunities to get involved,” says McDonald. “These opportunities have inspired me to get out there. I’ve always had the will and motivation to serve, but PAA has encouraged me and given me opportunities to do it more.”