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State Honoree

Joseph Tordella

New Jersey

Joseph Tordella, Shore Regional High School, West Long Branch, helps care for, teach, feed, and assist senior citizens in his community. He provides administrative support to Senior Citizens Activities Network, answering phones, organizing events and teaching a senior citizen's typing class. In addition, Tordella helps transport residents and prepare and serve meals at the Peter

Cooper Village housing complex every Sunday. He intends to continue helping the elderly throughout his life.

"I have become more compassionate, caring and respectful to others because of volunteering, and I will always remember that one person can make a difference."