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Posted: April 19, 2020

Selfless Senior Spotlight

Haley Hughes of La Cueva High School

“Hello, my name is Haley Hughes. I feel very blessed to receive this award and am so grateful for all of the people who have supported me throughout my time in high school. As a student, I have had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and be involved in a number of organizations at my school. I have been heavily involved in my school’s Make-A-Wish Club and have worked to help raise money to grant the wishes of terminally ill or seriously ill children in New Mexico. I understand that illness can have a drastic impact on an entire family; through the Make-A-Wish club, I have been able to observe the contagious nature of kindness as my school community comes together to benefit our ‘wish-child’ each year. I also enjoy volunteering with sufferers of dementia at Mayberry Senior Services, reading to elementary school students through the La Cueva Athlete Reading Program, and being involved with the youth group at my church. I believe that other people are important and should be treated kindly. Philippians 2:4 says, ‘Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.’ I aim to apply this verse both to my life and my interactions with others. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had as a student, this wonderful award, and the people who make it happen.”

How would you describe Haley?