During her four years at Bishop Kenny High School, Catherine Maige of Miramar had her hands in so many academic honor societies and service clubs it is hard to believe she also had time to study, play varsity tennis for two years, and be Senior Class President, chairman of the Homecoming committee and Homecoming Queen.
Starting her senior year with a whopping 710 community service hours, the straight-A 2016 graduate of Bishop Kenny spent her days serving as service chairman for the school Anchor Club and also worked for three years for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Apart from school she was a member of the Community Hospice PedsCare Teen Advisory Board and Leadership Jacksonville youth program; volunteered at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care; was an art therapy leader in Kid’s Together Against Cancer at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and spent a week during a summer as a “Camp I Am Special” buddy, where she shadowed a disabled camper at Camp Marywood 24/7 helping with toileting, bathing, and feeding.
Being part of so many charitable activities helped her learn how to balance her life, Maige said. “It showed me what’s important in my life and that serving others is truly invaluable.”