- Beth Galaid
- The Weber School, senior
Community service is nothing new to Beth Galaid.
The Weber School senior regularly volunteers her time with a variety of groups and projects.
She helps homeless families at the Nicholas House in downtown Atlanta get back on their feet, delivers meals for Open Hands Atlanta, and helps younger students at Weber learn Hebrew after school.
“Beth is a student that encompasses everything that Weber represents in its ‘head, heart and hand’ philosophy, from the way she makes herself available to her peers to her involvement in the community through her volunteer efforts,” said Nicole Brite, Beth’s advisor.
“She is always willing to help others, get involved and take action without hesitation. … Her generous spirit is one of the many reasons Beth is loved and respected by her peers and faculty alike.”
At Nicholas House, which provides shelter for homeless families, afterschool care and youth programs as well as adult education and training programs, Beth helps tutor children.
With Open Hands Atlanta, she delivers food to those who can’t get it for themselves, including low-income men, women and children who are dealing with a critical, chronic or terminal disease, and homebound seniors.
At Weber, she found herself drawn to working with younger students after school. “I would spend three hours a week there every time I went, and I went three to four times a week.” Beth said.
Beth says another extremely important aspect of her life is her family. As an only child, Beth admits to being very close with both her parents, as well as considering people at Weber as members of her extended family.
Beth’s two main current college preferences are the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Georgia. She hopes to continue working with nonprofit service organizations.
This article was prepared by Emma McCabe, a junior at Riverwood International Charter School.