NCL Crossroads Chapter Announces 2022 Scholarship Winner, Recognizes Moms, Daughters for Community Service

The Crossroads Chapter of National Charity League (NCL) held its annual awards ceremony to recognize its 2022 scholarship winner along with mothers and daughters (grades 7-12) for their community service efforts, which culminated in the chapter donating 4,530 volunteer hours over the past year.

The chapter awarded Abigail Thomas, a Lebanon High School senior, as the 2022 scholarship recipient. Thomas was awarded the $500 NCL Crossroads scholarship for her consistent involvement in community service, leadership, and cultural activities. She will attend the University of Arizona to study Marketing.

Community service is at the heart of the NCL scholarship and in the heart of Thomas. One of the most meaningful ways that she has made an impact was through her multiple mission trips through Trinity Luthern Church and said the following,  I was able to give back tangibly through landscape, roofing and other projects as well as intangibly through the connections made with those we helped.” Abigail has also received several other awards including: National Merit Scholar 2021; Key Clubber of the Year 2021; Rising Star of Indiana 2021; National Honor Society 2020-2022; Outstanding Academic Athlete in Girls Tennis 2019; and Outstanding Academic Excellence 2019-2021.

The last focus of the scholarship criteria is cultural involvement. Abigail was able to be fully immersed in the local culture during her mission trips and was able to share her own experiences as well as learning from the community she was welcomed into.

Ella Lowery (Class of 2024) from Westfield High School, received the chapter’s Modelette Award. This award is given to a girl each year who best models the three pillars of the NCL mission: community service, leadership development and cultural experience.

Hannah Paterson (Class of 2026) received The Merci Award symbolizing the most philanthropic hours served in a Chapter given through the year for volunteering 57.5 hours.

The Yellow Rose Bud Award for donating 50 hours of service to NCL philanthropies.

  • Hannah Paterson ( Class of 2026)
  • Lexi Swinford (Class of 2027)
  • Isabella Norris (Class of 2024)
  • Alana Raymond (Class of 2023)

Leadership Awards – “Be Your B.E.S.T. Award”

  • Abby Harrington (Class of 2027)
  • Caliegh Kessler (Class of 2026)
  • Bridget Mick (Class of 2025)
  • Tessa Wolfe (Class of 2024)
  • Alana Raymond (Class of 2023)
  • Julia Bohr (Class of 2022)

The chapter also recognized twenty six mother-daughter pairs for volunteering 25 hours together over the past year. The Mother/Daughter Award was given to:

  • Andrea and Emily Lesniewski (Class of 2022)
  • Stacie and Ryan Barrett (Class of 2023)
  • Melissa and Allison Beckwith (Class of 2023)
  • Kimberly and Anna Harvey (Class of 2023)
  • Heather and Izzy Monger (Class of 2023)
  • Heather and Alana Raymond (Class of 2023)
  • Stacey and Brenna Willis (Class of 2023)
  • Abby and Rachel Kovacs (Class of 2024)
  • Andrea and Molly Lesniewski (Class of 2024)
  • Suzanne and Sydney Mefford (Class of 2024)
  • Kimberly and Isabella Norris (Class of 2024)
  • Anne and Sophie Peters (Class of 2024)
  • Lisa and Mary Kate Sloan (Class of 2024)
  • Charla and Tessa Wolfe (Class of 2024)
  • Stacie and Reese Barrett (Class of 2025)
  • Rebecca and Victoria Fanter (Class of 2025)
  • Mary and Cameran Lancaster (Class of 2025)
  • Melanie and Lauren Pickett (Class of 2025)
  • Laura and Sydney Young (Class of 2025)
  • Heather and Catherine Costlow (Class of 2026)
  • Rena and Caleigh Kessler (Class of 2026)
  • Michelle and Hannah Paterson (Class of 2026)
  • Gretchen and Kiersten Wettschurack (Class of 2026)
  • Jodi and Emily Blevins (Class of 2027)
  • Kim and Abby Harrington (Class of 2027)
  • Amy and Lexi Swinford (Class of 2027)

NCL is the nation’s most distinctive, well-respected mother-daughter membership organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences. NCL Crossroads is the first NCL chapter in Indiana. NCL promotes civic awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each chapter then supports its philanthropic partners through hands-on volunteer activities. NCL, Inc. is unique because of its multi-generational membership and its mission-focused program, “The NCL Experience,” which inspires and empowers women and their daughters to become confident, well-rounded, and socially aware contributors in their communities. For more than 90 years, NCL, Inc. has been developing women leaders through volunteerism and supporting philanthropies in local communities throughout the nation. NCL, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California in 1925 and incorporated in 1958.