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Stellar Student: Mary Stuart Shannon
by Kelley Quinn
nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
April 17, 2013 09:45 AM | 831 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Anchor Clubs of Georgia held their state convention at Lake Lanier Islands Resort last month. Two students from Roswell High School were elected to board position for the upcoming year: Sam Jessen as northwest region chair and Mary Stuart Shannon as president-elect.

When Shannon first heard about Anchor Club, she attended their first meeting and “fell in love.” As a president-elect, Shannon will be representing Roswell High School and will work with all of the Anchor Clubs in Georgia.

Through her love for helping others and the community and her interest in Anchor Club, Shannon has brought something to share with the club — the nonprofit March of Dimes.

Over the past few years, she has influenced fundraising for the nonprofit at Roswell High School. This is her fourth year involved with the nonprofit and she even brought the idea of fundraising for March for Babies to Anchor Club just last year as a freshman.

The sophomore has been involved with the nonprofit since 2010 through National Junior Honor Society.

When asked how she feels about being able to raise money to help babies, she said, “In 2010 I had no idea I would be able to raise the amount of money I do, but through friends from church and my family I am able to accomplish big things.”

This year, Shannon will be walking in the March for Babies and prides herself in that, through this walk, “there will be stronger, healthier babies because of the work I am a part of.”

Of the walk, Shannon said, “I thank everyone who supports me in all that I do. I am truly blessed to be a part of Roswell.”

Shannon continues to influence and support all of those who wish to participate in helping with the March of Dimes or the March for Babies. She said she is always looking for ways to reach out to the community as she helps those around her in the Roswell area.

Shannon will participate in the North Fulton walk on April 27 at 575 Riverside Road in Roswell.

To donate to the Anchor Club’s team, visit www.marchforbabies.org and search for, first name, “Mary Stuart” and, last name, “Shannon.”
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