While many high school students hied off to the beach for spring break, Fil-Am Christine Farolan of Lisle, Illinois, joined a mission that traveled to the Virginia and Appalachian Mountain region in the United States to help build homes for the poor.
Christine, 18, is the daughter of migrant Filipino doctors and the granddaughter of columnist Ramon J. Farolan.
She and other members of Teens with Character received the town’s 2012 Community Spirit Award .
She will enter Northwestern University this fall. (From Neighbors of Lisle)