RHS holds volunteer ceremony

by Felicia Gonzalez
Ramstein High School

Ramstein High School hosted a ceremony May 13 to recognize volunteers who have devoted a great deal of their time to the school.

“The ceremony was developed to let volunteers know that their work is appreciated,” said Dr. Bobbie Donald, who organized the event.

Dr. Donald said she liked being part of the event because it was a way of saying, “thank you.”

“The whole process was really exciting, and doing it just gave me so much joy,” she said.

The ceremony hosted more than 100 attendees, including volunteers from the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association, the community and the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, among others. Other attendees were Ramstein High School’s principal Greg Hatch, who made the closing remarks. The school’s athletic director Nathan Brewster was also in attendance.

“The event had such a great turnout and there was enthusiasm all around,”  
Dr. Donald said.

Dr. Donald organized the event with help from Bryan Sanchez, Jessica Tucker, Marilyn Lightle, Mary Ressner and Thomas Goode. The preparation consisted of creating invites, certificates, programs and providing guests with entertainment. Entertainment was provided by the school’s show choir and JROTC.

Every recognized volunteer received a certificate and a special gift, picked and bought by Dr. Donald herself. The PTSA also contributed monetary support for the ceremony.

“Without the time and dedication put into the event, the turnout would not have been the same,” Dr. Donald said. “Whenever I do something, I want to give it 150 percent.”

Overall, the event was a huge success, recognizing many deserving volunteers and reminding them they are truly appreciated.