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Sarah Frye Receives Community Service Award

July 25, 2017

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Sarah Frye, a Bridgewater College senior, has received the Melissa D. Jett Community Service Award. The award, presented at the college awards ceremony, recognizes outstanding leadership in community service at Bridgewater College.

The award is named in memory of Melissa D. Jett, who would have graduated with the Bridgewater College class of 1999. She died Jan. 15, 1997, as the result of a traffic accident on campus. During her life, Jett was dedicated to serving others. The award is presented to a “senior who has demonstrated consistent and exemplary leadership in community service while a student at Bridgewater College.”

Frye, a biology major, is the daughter of Kevan and Debra Frye of Strasburg, Va.

Frye is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society.

She has participated in three Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Spring Break Challenges, traveling to Athens, Ga., Hattiesburg, Miss., and Tucker, Ga. Also, as a member of the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Frye assisted with landscaping a house in Mount Crawford, Va.

Frye has volunteered at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, Va. and is a founding member of the college’s annual Take Back the Night event. She also organized a Walk of Solidarity for minority groups and allies in her hometown of Strasburg.

Frye has also volunteered with an event to keep the Fisher’s Hill Post Office open and packaging meals with the Stop Hunger Now program.

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