One of the highlights of the CAL Celebration last week on the Ocean City Music Pier was the presentation of the sixth annual Frank Campo Humanitarian Award.
The winner was Haley Russo of Mainland Regional High School.
Haley was captain of the varsity cheerleaders and Principal’s Award winner for unique contribution; a member of the Spanish Club, Ambassador’s Club, National Honor Society, Biomedical Enrichment After School Tutoring Club and treasurer of Unified Sports.
She was captain of the lacrosse team and most valuable diver on the swim team, assistant teacher at Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday School, organized her own group that raised money annually for cancer research and was junior cheerleader coach for the Northfield Cardinals youth football team.
Haley traveled to Costa Rica and repaired a soccer field in the village of San Gerardo de Rivas, using native language to communicate with local workers. She worked in the Better Together Program at Seashore Gardens Living Center and mentored elementary school students through problem solving and creativity-based activities at Camp Intervention.
She received a letter of recognition from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for her work and was team MVP at the Summit National Cheerleading Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Florida.
Haley will attend the University of Florida after an impressive four years at Mainland.
You can check out previous winners of the Frank Campo Award.