Updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 6:33 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 6:33 PM EST
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Noblesville senior Kelsey Sigman lives to serve; both on the tennis court and off.
In addition to playing competitive tennis at Noblesville, she created a community serve initiative called, “Live 2 Serve,” which promotes volunteerism throughout the high school.
“As student body president, I knew we had to revamp giving back to the community as a high school,” said Sigman. “I wanted to promote volunteerism at the teenage level and start a trend. ”
“Live 2 Serve’s” primary events are a coat and food drive and a charity ping pong tournament. In their first big event last December, they collected over 10,000 food items and over 700 coats. The donations were then given to Good Samaritan of Hamilton County.
“She's an inspiration. She's one of those students as a teacher you come across and you think to yourself, we want our students to leave here, make the world a better place, and we actually see it in motion here,” said Sigman’s English teacher Mike Brady. “She had an idea and to see where the idea went, you cant help but be inspired, whether you're a teacher or a student or someone in the community who heard about this. ”