Aaron has been an enthusiastic supporter of volunteer work in the community. His team has participated in our events year after year and shown exemplary dedication. Below is Aaron's interview:
1. How has volunteering in the community shaped who you are today?
Volunteering has given me such a unique perspective on my community. I love being able to meet new people and help out with the events that really connect Las Vegas. It has been so exciting to help forge new bonds within my community- especially in a place as remarkable and diverse as Las Vegas. My whole experience with volunteering has been such an integral part of my life, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
2. What advice do you have for high school freshmen wanting to help out in the community?
My biggest piece of advice would be that you don’t have to start big. Even small acts of kindness- like picking up trash at the park or spending a couple hours at the local shelter- can really make a meaningful difference. Large organizations like National Honor Society are fantastic ways to get involved, but there are also countless other ways to help out as well. No matter where you start, remember to reach out and be confident, because your help will always be appreciated.
3. Who or what inspires you to give back to others?
Ms. Simental, our current National Honor Society advisor, has been a huge inspiration. She is a former National Honor Society member herself, and it’s really inspiring to see how she wants to continue making an impact on her local community by helping a new generation of high school students get involved. It has been super cool to see how passionate she is about volunteering, and I’m extremely thankful for all the work she puts in.
4. A fun fact about yourself.
I really enjoy playing a lot of different sports, especially soccer and basketball. My dad has been teaching me how to play sports since I was 3, but despite being 4 inches taller and almost 40 years younger than him, he can still beat me one-on-one in basketball.