Name of Nominee: Harley Amick
School Name: Leslie Middle School
Graduation Year: 2016
Harley Amick is one of the kindest and most compassionate people that I know. She is passionate about helping homeless animals in our community and does this in a variety of ways. She has been volunteering as a dog walker at Willamette Humane Society for a year. She has 212 hours socializing homeless dogs, taking them out for potty breaks, exercising them and giving them much needed love and attention. She is always an upbeat and positive force amongst dog walkers. Reliable, polite and respectful she gets along well with people and animals!
Harley also helps younger children learn about dogs and cats through her volunteer work in the summer at Junior Trainer Camp. She works tirelessly helping children with dogs and cats, makes sure everything runs smoothly, gets necessary supplies, runs craft activities and does whatever is necessary. She told me that she likes helping at camp because, “I get to help other kids get experience so they have a good summer. I make new friends and have fun and share my passion with animals.”
Harley’s generosity of spirit also spills over into school. As a student at Leslie Middle School, Harley was assigned a project called Change the World. For this project she had to find a problem in the world she felt passionate about and design activities to help solve the problem. As a result of her volunteering she knew the importance of having an animal spayed and neutered to help prevent pet overpopulation. She collected money in a coin war – dogs vs. cats. She collected $28 for Willamette Humane Society. The dogs won by $3.00.
Harley is an amazing young person and makes a tremendous difference in the lives of animals and the people who interact with them. Her actions and personal contributions make a positive change in the world!" - Karen Corsini