Andrew Wakefield was recently honored as the Westfield High School nominee for the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Service Award.
Wakefield was a foreign exchange student in Spain and a member of Spanish Club and Spanish Honor Society. He also has volunteered as a Spanish translator for parent-teacher nights. Wakefield is a member of the National Honor Society, Amnesty International and his church’s youth group. He was the team captain and Most Valuable Player of the high school tennis team. He was a volunteer student teacher at Carey Ridge Elementary School where he was part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which helps educate youth to be alcohol- and drug-free.
Wakefield says his greatest accomplishment has been his work as a student teacher, and “being able to be part of the intellectual and behavioral development of the kids and watching their focus on school work, which enabled them to remain alcohol- and drug-free,” he said.
Wakefield’s school counselor says he is committed to developing good character and values, not only at his high school, but in the community.
“He is a natural leader and mentor, and thrives when helping others,” Wakefield’s counselor wrote in his nomination. “Andrew is also an excellent student and accomplished athlete.”