A tennis-loving teenager’s senior project has netted an extra $240 for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Randi Clark, 17, devoted her senior project at Purvis High School to organizing a tennis tournament with the proceeds going to the DuBard School. Eighteen teams competed in the tournament which was held in November.
Clark received assistance in coordinating the tournament from her mentor, Camille Soulier, who is the tennis pro at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg. Soulier volunteers each summer at the DuBard School. Soulier and her tennis students, including Clark, teach tennis to the DuBard pupils.
“I love working with the students during the summer,” said Clark. “It’s fun for them and me. As part of our senior project, we are supposed to give back to the community. I knew immediately that I wanted to give to the DuBard School. They really help these children.”
Dr. Maureen Martin, director at the DuBard School, said Clark’s generosity illustrates that the spirit of giving has no age restriction.
“Randi proves that people of all ages can make a positive impact on our community,” said Martin. “She worked very hard to organize the tennis tournament and we are honored that she is donating the proceeds to the DuBard School.”
For more information about the DuBard School call 601-266-5223 or visit http://www.usm.edu/dubard/index.html
Dr. Maureen Martin, left, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, accepts a $240 donation from Purvis High School senior Randi Clark. (Submitted photo)
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