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Senior shares volunteer experience in compelling, award-winning essay

October 23, 2020
By KCS Staff

On October 9, 2020, during this year’s online Hawaii Pro Bono Celebration, Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald shared that the purpose of the event was to “honor attorneys who volunteer their legal services to aid those in need” and recognize high school students who wrote “inspiring essays about serving the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.” 

Senior Valor Ahn’s essay was selected by the Access to Justice Commission, and he was awarded $500 by Case Lombardi and Pettit Law Corporation. During the ceremony, Hawaii State Bar Association President Greg Frey shared how impressed he was by Valor’s desire to serve with “purpose” at the Salvation Army, and his profound concluding thought that “everyone has a story, and some just need a listening ear.” Congratulations, Valor! Kudos to high school literature teacher, Mrs. Fong, as well!