The award is presented once a month during the school year to a student who represents the core values of Lindale High School: accountability, commitment, discipline, honesty, integrity, ownership, respect and responsibility, according to a news release from the district.
Students are nominated for the award by Lindale High School counselors and administrators.
Ms. Brown said the presentation was a shock, and she felt the most rewarding part of community service was working with small school-aged children.
“I appreciate what you get out of it,” Ms. Brown said. “I love working with little kids through PALS. Just seeing their faces, seeing them succeed, it’s such a blessing that you cannot take for granted.”
Brown has been active in basketball, volleyball, Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Her award was a framed certificate, a gift card to Doc’s Pizza in Lindale and a travel safety kit from Collins, the release states.