HHS Students Receive NJ Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service
Howell High School (HHS) seniors Tom Mullens and Drew Kinghorn were recently honored with the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for exceptional service to the residents of Tent City in Lakewood, NJ. The two accepted their award for Project Tent City at the State Museum in Trenton.
Project Tent City was a team effort of HHS athletes led by Tom and Drew to help make life a little easier for the homeless residents of Tent City. The students made sure the residents had meals at least once a week, usually on Sundays. They also organized fundraisers to purchase new tents to help provide protection and shelter from the elements of harsh weather. The tents we assembled, fire extinguishers put into place and fence posts installed as well. Coats and a little holiday cheer to go with them were added through gifts given in the form of care packages to the residents. "Coaches Hein and Gagliano truly lead by example in encouraging the students to make community service part of their high school experience and to give back to the community," shared Eileen Kinghorn.