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Haley Spafford flanked by AMS Assistant Principal Matt Carlson (l) and Principal Joe Gagnon (r)  Submitted photo.

 

Auburn Middle School Principal has announced that Haley Nicole Spafford has been selected to participate in Governor Deval Patrick’s community service program, Project 351. Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 17, 2015, Haley will represent Auburn Middle School as an Ambassador at Project 351’s Launch and Day of Service in Boston. She will be invited to engage in a year’s term of community service, leadership development, and enrichment. Eighth grade Ambassadors representing every city and town in the Commonwealth were nominated by their educators and chosen for their exemplary ethic of service, potential for leadership, and embodiment of the values of compassion, commitment, humility and kindness. Governor Patrick will begin the day with a youth Town Meeting at Faneuil Hall.

Haley has been involved in community service for several years and has volunteered at Auburn Youth and Family Services (AYFS) as an after-school homework tutor, worked in the summer youth program, and stocked the food pantry. She has also both participated in and volunteered at the Walk for Hunger. Ms. Spafford is a runner by choice and has competed several 5K events in Auburn.

Mr. Gagnon and his staff believe that Haley will embrace the opportunity to learn, share, and contribute to the 351 initiative. As an articulate and studious young woman, they believe she will serve as a proud representative of Auburn Middle School. The School Committee recently recognized Spafford for this achievement.