Each year, the Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association recognizes a senior from each high school throughout Monmouth County who has shown exceptional care and compassion to a cause, group or program during their high school years. Senior Emma Rokoszak was chosen as Trinity Hall’s recipient for the 2021-22 school year for her work with the Wall Challenger League and Allaire Community Farms.
After receiving the award, Emma expressed, “I am extremely grateful to have received this award. It truly is an honor to be recognized in such a meaningful way, and this award proves to me that all good deeds do go recognized.”
For many years, Emma has worked with the Wall Challenger League and Allaire Community Farms to give disabled children a competitive outlet through sports and physical activities. In the Challenger League, Emma teaches children to play soccer, basketball and softball. The league allows the children to compete, socialize and work together with their teammates. At Allaire Community Farms, she gives disabled children horseback riding lessons, intended to help them with motor skill development and building a relationship with the horses.
Emma recommends finding a cause or organization of interest to serve others. “Being someone who is heavily involved in working with the community, I can definitely say helping someone in need or a specific organization can be the most gratifying feeling. To put others before yourself is a selfless action that may seem small to you, but to the person on the receiving end, it means the world and more.”
Recipients of the Caring Award are invited by The Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association to their award ceremony. Each recipient was asked to film a video explaining the reason for receiving the award, and the videos are shown at the ceremony. Hear Emma talk about her work and how she gives back to her community here