McLane Senior Wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Posted on February 24, 2016, in Academics, Activities


General McLane High School senior Annalisa Bankes has been honored by her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

This award, which is granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama, recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to service their communities and their country.

Bankes has volunteered in numerous roles for the Mystic Mountain Training Center in Cambridge Springs. This outdoor education facility provides one-on-one instruction to people of all ages in a range of activities. Bankes’ roles include an administrative assistant, team director for Beyond the Blue, an instructor in their Arts Program, a member of their Teen Council, an intern and a rifle instructor. She has also volunteered as a stage manager for the musicals and talent shows at James W. Parker Middle School and serves as a leader for McLane Church’s G3 Student Ministry.

At General McLane High School, Bankes is a member of Students for Christ, the National Honor Society and the Wind Ensemble.

Next year, Bankes will attend Cornerstone University in Michigan, where she plans on studying Non-profit Business Administration.