Margaret Quick photo_hct_10222013_optDescribe your volunteer activities at HCT:
This past year I have volunteered for the CoastSweep beach clean-up and Herring Count projects of the Trust. I plan to continue to volunteer for the Herring Count project this year.

How long have you volunteered?
I began my involvement my freshman year in high school and my involvement grew as I joined clubs such as Student Council and STAND and ran for class office. This opened more doors to involvement in the community as well.

What do you like most about it, memorable moments
I enjoyed the Herring Count the most because I enjoyed the time of year that I was able to participate. It was also amazing to be able to see schools of fish go by so fast that you could barely count how many there actually were. The Coast Sweep was also enjoyable because of the time I was able to spend volunteering with my friends and my fantastic History/Economics teacher Mr. Houston. It’s important to keep our beautiful beaches clean and care for them.

What’s special about Harwich? 
I moved to Harwich when I was three years old and I have loved it ever since. The beaches are beautiful and the school system is great. It’s been the best place to grow up and the opportunities that are offered through Harwich High School are endless. Leaving Harwich to go off to college is going to be extremely hard, so I guarantee I will be visiting as often as I can!

What else do you like to do for fun or other activities or volunteering?
When I am not in school I work at the Monomoy Cooperative Learning Programs. I am an Assistant Teacher for the After School program and staff for their summer program. When I’m not working I’m dancing at Reaching Heart Center in West Harwich four days a week preparing for our upcoming Nutcracker. At school I participate in Student Council, STAND, SERSAC (Southeast Regional Student Advisory Council) which I am a representative for and have acted as the Committee/Student Representative of my class for the past two years.