CHESTERTOWN — The Soroptimist International of Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties has selected Ellie Jetton, a senior at Kent County High School, and Kate Tolson, a senior at Queen Anne’s County High School, as its volunteer award winners.

Jetton will receive $500 from the Soroptimist award based “solely on community service” to help with expenses for college, a news release states.

Jetton has been involved in Student Government Association and the Interact Club during her four years of high school. In the last two years, she has been a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and National Math Honor Society — of which she is the founder and president.

Jetton played varsity field hockey and varsity tennis at the high school. Outside of school, she is an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown where she has served as a deacon for two years. She has also participated in youth group at the church for six years.

Tolson is a member of the National Honor Society and the Interact Club at Queen Anne’s County High School. Participating in these clubs has given her the opportunity to volunteer with the Centreville Rotary, Rock Hall Triathlon (in both the spring and fall), Operation Christmas Child, Trunk-or-Treat and the Run for the Love drive with Hospice, the release states.

“Volunteering is an essential part of being an active community member,” Tolson said in the release.

Last year, Tolson took a tour of eastern Kentucky with the Appalachia Service Project to repair a family’s home.

“Being involved with my high school’s organizations and my trip with the Appalachia Service Project have instilled in me a value for helping others. I plan to continue to volunteer for the rest of my life and be an advocate for others to do the same,” Tolson said.

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