Hailey Carter, a 2015 graduate of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was named February Student Leader of the Month at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Student Leader of the Month Award recognizes undergraduates who exemplify leadership through campus activities, citizenship and community building.
A sophomore, majoring in biomedical engineering, she is involved with the university's Volunteer Action Center as a board member for engagement, the philanthropies of Kappa Delta sorority, of which she is a member, and Recess, a mentorship program.
"Empathy is one of the most important qualities a leader can have," Carter said, citing the students and staff of the volunteer center as mentors. "Through empathy, leaders are able to inspire others to achieve goals they never imagined possible. This leads to individuals feeling confident in their organization and willing to commit to its success."
At TMI, Carter was president of the school's chapter of Interact, the Rotary-sponsored youth community-service organization. She initiated one of the largest TMI volunteer efforts when 60 students participated in a 2014 food-packing event for Feed My Starving Children Texas, an organization that provides nutritious meals to hungry children worldwide. Carter also was the recipient of the Bishop's Cup, an award for the graduating senior who has demonstrated the finest qualities of Christian citizenship.