Kaine Law is proud to announce that the Our Growing Your Community Scholarship winner is Lily Wallace. This $1,500 scholarship awards high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (or soon-to-be students) for their commitment to improving their communities.
Lily has excelled in academics, led service projects at school and church, and lent a helping hand to her fellow students and community members. Our personal injury firm believes the best way we can help students is to help them continue their education. We know she will continue to be a beacon of light and inspire others to give to their communities at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she will begin her undergraduate studies in Fall 2022.
How Lily Got into Community Service
Lily got her first taste of what it meant to foster growth and community from her grandmother, Nana. Nana loved hosting yard sales and having Lily come over before they began to help her set up tables and racks for the sale items. As the morning progressed, her grandmother would talk to people from all different walks of life and took an interest in all of them. Lily couldn’t believe all the customers standing in the front yard. She was in awe of the community her grandmother had built.
However, Nana’s work in the community didn’t stop at the yard sales. She would travel far distances to offer her piano-playing skills at Sunday church services, donate her crocheted creations to charities, clean houses for community members, and make and deliver packages for food banks. Lily said she was the epitome of a person growing her community, and that inspired her to do the same.
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When a Passion and Hobby Led to a Service Project
Lily has been attending the Gainesville School of Ballet and Gainesville Ballet Company (GBC) since she was three years old. She’s danced in annual recitals and become a lead dancer in several public performances. Lily attributes the lessons in respect, dedication, and time management to her involvement in her community.
The GBC partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to teach dance to students who took an interest in it, and Lily assisted with leading these classes to share her love for the art. GBC has also hosted a mini-camp for children aged four to 10.
Lily spent hours making banners and decorations to create a magical environment for the campers. Then, she went on to teach the students and work as their make-up artist for their final recitals. Once the recital ended, you could catch Lily staying after for however long it took to clean up and take down the decorations.
Lily Wallace Continued to Grow Her Community Throughout Her High School Years
Lily was only getting started with giving her time and talent at her dance studio. When she entered high school, she became involved in a plethora of community service ventures. Her favorite one was with an organization called Straight Street Ministries. Some of her favorite projects with it were:
- Painting a fence around a house that was a safe haven for women who were survivors of trafficking
- Birthday Love, which provided gifts to children whose families didn’t have the means to give presents
- BackPack Love, where she would pack non-perishable food items for families who were going through difficult financial times (one backpack was enough to feed a family of four for a week!)
Lily has also participated in and even led other school club service activities. She is a member of BETA, National Honors Society, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, and Interact, as well as the president of Key Club. Whether UNICEF needed help with trick-or-treating or a local food bank, Lily was there to lend a helping hand.
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Service and Academics Have Gone Hand-in-Hand for Lily Wallace
On top of community service, Lily has ensured that her studies take priority. She has earned straight A’s all throughout her high school years and shared her knowledge and motivation with her classmates as:
- A math tutor at Ivester Early College UNG math lab
- An algebra tutor for a local family
- The Winner of the 2022 Georgia Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Literary Competition in Poetry Interpretation and Personal Narrative
- The First Place Speaker at UNG Test Drive Debate Tournament
- The Junior Class Treasurer
- A Sterilization and Lab Assistant at Sosebee and Britt Orthodontics
- The Editor-in-Chief of her school’s yearbook (Trojan 64)
- A dual-enrollment student who competed in Speech and Debate Tournaments through the University of North Georgia
Lily’s dedication and drive for academics have gotten her into the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will begin her undergraduate program in Fall 2022 and move on to dental school for orthodontics.
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Congratulations on Your Community Service Scholarship, Lily!
Everyone at Kaine Law would like to extend their congratulations to the Growing Your Community Scholarship winner, Lily Wallace. We are delighted to assist such a hardworking, intelligent, and compassionate young woman in continuing her education. We know you will keep inspiring others and changing lives. Best of luck to you!
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