Metro Tech Student Honored for Volunteer Work
Posted by Community Relations Department at 4/23/2014
Lidia Gonzalez Morales, 18, of Metro Tech has been honored for her exemplaryvolunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of allages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve theircommunities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit ofCommunity Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Metro Tech HighSchool nominated Lidia for national honors this fall in recognition of hervolunteer service.
Morales volunteered over 400 hours to CASE (Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy), educating people about the importance of voting. She made phone calls, visited homes, and spoke to City Council Members. CASE asked her to take a leadership role because of her energy and enthusiasm. For the 2012 Presidential Election, she helped register 33,000 people to vote. She has also volunteered over one hundred hours at St Joseph’s Hospital and is currently volunteering at Hospice of the Valley.
“Every person has a right to speak for themselves and I try to explain that to people. I know a lot of people are not happy with the economy or decisions our city makes, so the only way to make a change is by voting for what you want,” Morales said.