Senior Mary Claire Henricksen has won the 2017 United Way of East Central Iowa’s
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award. Henricksen was one of three finalists in the youth category recognized in a ceremony held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.
Henricksen played a vital role in starting the Writers Club at Mercy Medical Center in 2016.
Through her service as a volunteer, Henricksen held conversations with residents at Hallmar Care Facility to hear stories about their lives. The memories that were shared were turned into written stories and a binder was created to share with other residents, families, and guests. In winning the award, Henricksen received $500 to donate to a charity of her choice.
Congratulations to Mary Claire on this outstanding achievement!