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Student: Valentino Lugo
Staff: Ernesto Somoza
Staff: Jennifer Sprung
The purpose of the Pueblo High School Lorraine Lee Service Award is to honor Pueblo students and staff who have given of their time to better our school and community. The intent is to encourage student and staff involvement at Pueblo. Service is considered to be, "An act of giving assistance or advantage to another. Work done for the benefit of others" (Websters Dictionary)
To qualify for this award, participants need to demonstrate campus and community service by joining and being involved in clubs and after school activities as well as being an overall ambassador for Pueblo. All service hours must be done before or after school hours and must be unpaid. In addition, hours performed for court ordered community service cannot apply.
Letter P for Cummulative Service over your years at Pueblo
Lorraine Lee Service Pin
For hours completed after those required for the letter P
The Pueblo Community honors the legacy of Lorraine Lee (Pueblo Class of '74). A champion of those marginalized by society, Lee's leadership improved our community for all people.
"Lee rallied interest on issues related to immigration, wages and education; spoke out against racism; worked to create affordable housing for the elderly, the poor and minority people", said Tucson City Court Judge Margarita Bernal who met Lee in college.
Lee grew up as a biracial child on the south side not feeling fully accepted. Lee graduated from Pueblo High School, the University of Arizona, and then went on to receive a master's degree in urban planning at UCLA.
It was at Chicanos Por La Causa (a social service agency) where Ms. Lee became the champion of the poor who would hold those in power accountable for providing needed services.
In an era of greed and excess that has threatened our very economy it is refreshing to reflect on Lorraine Lee's works and words. "We want what everybody else wants - food on our table, a roof over our heads and a better future for our children." We are inspired by Lorraine Lee to continue her pursuit for social justice through community activism.
"She cannot be duplicated": Courageous to the point of fearlessness, Lorraine Lee had a vision and the verve to see it fulfilled.
Read more about Lorraine Lee on Tucson.com
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