Minnetonka and Free The Children are thrilled to announce the 2013/2014 Minnetonka Moccasin Me to We Trip Scholarship Winner, Mallory Dudra!
After reviewing many amazing applications, Mallory’s in particular stood out. Mallory has gone out of her way to serve her community for years. She is a dedicated Girl Scout Ambassador and is working towards achieving her Gold Award. To do this, she has volunteered her time extensively.
She told us, “I have earned my Bronze and Silver awards by working at a food shelf and teaching other girls how to find an escape from their abused lives through theater. I participate in service projects through my school and church as well. Lately, I have cleaned a park behind my school and played my clarinet at a fundraiser for animals.”
And that’s not all – Mallory has also been busy coordinating an event for a local children’s hospital as well as collecting food for Free the Children’s campaign, We Scare Hunger. She’s a 17-year-old superhero inspiring us with her commitment and passion!
It’s clear that Mallory has been a strong force in her community, and we know that she will have the same effect in a community overseas. As the Minnetonka Moccasin Me to We Trip Scholarship winner, Mallory will have the option of traveling to a community in either Ecuador or Nicaragua. She will immerse herself in a new culture, and inspire a new generation of students by helping to build a school or school room.
She told us, “One of my favorite things to do is touch other’s lives through my words and actions. I have a huge heart and am always looking for an opportunity to serve.”
We can’t wait to see how you create change on your Me to We trip, Mallory!