A Huntington High School senior is making a mark on her community by juggling an array of leadership and volunteer positions.
Amanda LoScalzo, 17, has been a junior coach for the Special Olympics and is president of her school’s Interact Club, a community service group she relaunched last year, among other involvements.
Interact, which has amassed more than 80 members, has hosted a series of fundraisers to cover the cost of prosthetics for a local veteran and for an individual in need in Haiti. The club has collected supplies for a Haitian school and plans to gather food next month to benefit local food pantries.
“We wanted to make a difference locally and globally,” LoScalzo said. Of her efforts, she said, “A lot of it is time management, but there are definitely great rewards.”
LoScalzo is president of her school’s National Honor Society, vice president of the Spanish Honor Society, tutoring coordinator for the English Honor Society, and a member of the Social Studies, Math and Science Honor societies. She also is involved with the Yearbook Club and A World of Difference Club, which trains kids on how to deal with bullying.
In addition, she is deputy supervisor of events for the Huntington Youth Council and has volunteered with a special education camp at Woodhull Intermediate School in Huntington.