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Maxwell AFB volunteer makes a difference

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Allison Berg turned a crucial page in her life one year ago.

As a volunteer in the Thrift Store at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Berg learned first hand the importance of community service.

"It showed me the importance of working as a team," Berg said.

Berg only worked two days a week last summer, but enough to understand making a difference means coming out of your shell and helping others.

For her efforts, Berg earned a $500 college scholarship from the Mind Over Vision organization in Montgomery started earlier this year by Shelley Fearson. Berg can use the money anyway she pleases to help defray college expenses.

Fearson says Berg was clearly the winner of all the applicants based on her community service, the essay she wrote about her experience, not to mention the 4.0 GPA at Evangel Christian Academy.

"We have a board of eight and what really set her apart is the fact she didn't believe in squandering her time," Fearson said.

Mind Over Vision will formally present the scholarship money to Berg at the Capital City Club on the night of July 15.

Although the $500 college scholarship isn't much on paper, make no mistake; it's huge in the eyes of Allison Berg. Berg is grateful for the gift and the lessons that come with it that will serve her well in life.

"Some say they get nothing out of volunteering but in the end they do. It was a good experience for me," said Berg.

In a few weeks Allison Berg will enroll at Auburn University where she plans to major in mechanical engineering. Berg will begin a new chapter in her life, thanks in part to Mind Over Vision.

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