UNION CITY -- A Tri-City-area nonprofit group has recognized two James Logan High School students for their service to the community.
The League of Volunteers has awarded the Michael Gendreau Community Service Scholarship to senior students, Mursal Gardezi and Kaitlin Kopecki.
Named for a longtime League of Volunteers board member, the honor includes a $250 scholarship for each student.
Gardezi was recognized for completing more than 1,000 service hours, donating time to Washington Township Hospital and Searles Elementary in Union City. She also tutored students at Global Glimpse, a nonprofit organization offering educational travel-exchange programs.
Kopecki organized a clothing drive, collecting 310 pairs of jeans for homeless children, and organized a mentoring program for a private school in Union City. She also led a book drive by collecting more than 1,000 books for young girls in Afghanistan who have been denied a full education.
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