Bhavin Patel recognized for community service
Stratford junior honored with Jefferson Award by WGXA-TV
January 25, 2018
Stratford junior Bhavin Patel was awarded the local Jefferson Award by WGXA-TV (Ch. 24). He was nominated by Mr. Phil Nicodemo, an Upper School Biology and STEM teacher.
“I know that he is very involved in the community and was a great candidate for the award,” Mr. Nicodemo said.
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is a national program that recognizes and encourages volunteerism. The program was founded in 1972 by former First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard to promote community service. They created a Nobel prize for public service.
Bhavin Patel has devoted more than 100 hours to community service as a high school student. He has worked with GCAPS, GA S.O.S Ambassadors, the American Red Cross, the Fuller Center for Housing, Powers Law Group, Macon Little Theatre, Make-end Fair, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and Book-em.
“I enjoy helping people because I would like to make a change in the community,” Bhavin said. “I would like to bring people and companies with different backgrounds together.”
WGXA selects one winner to send to Washington D.C. for the award ceremony. Bhavin is the youngest nominee this year.