Hooked on Helping

When Morgan Beals signed up to take a Global Issues class at Deering High School, she needed to complete six hours of community service as a course requirement.

With one of her teachers, she went to spend a few hours serving dinner at a Portland soup kitchen. She remembered the moment when a man she didn’t know paused at her place in the serving line.

“He walks up and he’s, like, ‘Thank you so much. I don’t know if you realize how much this means to us. I really appreciate it, and I hope you continue doing this,’ ” Beals, 15, said.

She took his words to heart and did continue.

Now in her sophomore year at Deering, Beals is hooked on helping others.   Read the full article…