Updated: 03/10/2014 6:06 PM
Created: 03/10/2014 1:30 PM WHEC.com
It's not too often you find a high school senior who has dedicated more than a thousand hours to community service and that's why one young man is News10NBC’s Do The Right Thing winner.
Stefano Daza was nominated by a family friend. He has spent 1,300 hours volunteering, which adds up to nearly three months.
Stefano, who suffers from cerebral palsy, created the Rewilding Project, which helps reintroduce animals into the wilderness. He has also spent his last six summers volunteering at Camp Awakening, a program geared to helping children with disabilities.
Stefano Daza said, “It's really exciting and a lot of these kids have things like cerebral palsy and there are in wheelchairs and their attitudes are so positive and so incredible that you make some great friendships. The kids I counsel are like 12 & 13. They inspire me so much. You know it just shows how important positive attitudes are.”
Stefano is a 12th grader at McQuaid Jesuit High School.