Congratulations to Memorial High School’s Alfred “Freddie” Lopez-Daniel for being awarded the United Way of Dane County Community Youth Volunteer Award! He was honored among other volunteers during the Community Volunteer Award celebration on May 2.
Freddie was nominated for his commitment to service and leadership by JoAnne Brown, Multicultural Services Coordinator at Memorial. JoAnne has been working with Freddie to find and apply for scholarships that would help make his dream of attending art school in San Francisco a reality. This award is helping him achieve that goal – he received $500 for college as well as $500 to give to his favorite organization.
“When he applied [to college], I told him not to worry about the funds because with all of his good deeds he is bound to be blessed. Just work hard and dream big. Freddie loves helping others. He is an exceptional advocate for underrepresented people and his work extends outside of Memorial.”
– JoAnne Brown, Multicultural Services Coordinator, Memorial High School
Freddie’s friends and teachers would describe him as an optimistic and motivated individual who is involved heavily in his community. He considers himself an activist, especially around social issues in the Latino community, and has served as a member, vice president and president of Latinos Unidos. He even started his own student activist club at Memorial, and participates as a member of Student Senate.
Freddie is not only a stellar student; he is also a remarkable leader and role model. Congratulations on your award, Freddie!