Though she has only just graduated from Hall-Dale, Rose Warren has already demonstrated her passion for community service and volunteerism that led to her selection as the OHD 2017 recipient of the Barry S. Timson Community Service Award.
As Vice President of the National Honor Society and a member and/or officer of the Key Club during her high school years, Rose has engaged in efforts supporting the food bank and heating assistance, Camp Capella, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, and the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, as well as tutoring fellow students at Hall-Dale. She spent two summers volunteering at the Togus VA hospital, has helped to welcome Capital Area New Mainers, and has volunteered with Hearts for Ezra.
Her intensive dialogue sessions with a diverse group of students at Seeds of Peace Camp inspired her to launch a memorable “Courageous Conversations” event at Hall-Dale. And she was thrilled to serve as an intern during her senior year for Maine State Senator Shenna Bellows.
That experience reaffirmed her interest in pursuing a degree in Education, Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin, where she will start classes this fall.
Rose credits her parents, Julie Sipser and Michael Warren of Hallowell, for instilling in her from an early age a desire to seek ways to help others. Volunteering is transformative, she explains: “It makes the world a better place, and has made me the person I am.”
The Annual Timson Community Service Award
This award has been established to celebrate and memorialize Barry Timson’s remarkable contributions to our city, to make his commitment a model for others and to encourage the spirit of volunteerism, civic commitment and leadership in the city of Hallowell. Click here for a list of award winners from prior years.