Whiz Kid: Megan D'Arcy Named Junior Ambassador to Neighborhood House

Stoney Creek senior says she plans to recruit youth for volunteer work.

The "Whiz Kid" on Rochester Patch features extraordinary kids doing great things. This week, we talk to Megan D'Arcy, who was just named Junior Ambassador for the

Megan D'Arcy

Age: 17


Accomplishment: While serving as youth committee chairperson for the Neighborhood House last year, Megan was instrumental in recruiting youth to service work around Rochester.

One of Megan's main focuses has been a coin collection drive that will put decorated "houses" at businesses in the city to raise money for the Neighborhood House programs, which serve people in need in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills and Oakland Township.

Key to awesomeness: Linda Riggs, executive director of the neighborhood house, said Megan was chosen for the position because of her ability to recruit and engage youth from across the area.

"She has a sense of poise that makes her a natural leader," Riggs said. "I am confident that she will be a positive youth representative for Neighborhood House."

Megan is heading into her senior year at Stoney Creek. She is  involved in student council, National Honor Society, is president of her school's Key Club and is captain of the varsity tennis team.

This summer she is working part-time for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

"I'm reallly excited to be the junior ambassador," she said. "I think this is a great way to involve area youth in organizations outside of their schools, and it helps so many people."

Megan is the daughter of Kelly D'Arcy and the late Michael D'Arcy. She lives in Rochester.

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Kay Smith July 16, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Megan is a wonderful representative for Neighborhood House. She worked very hard as our youth committee chairperson. We look forward to working with her again this coming school year. Kay Smith, RANH Board Member


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