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Ms. Vicki Hood

Helen Keller told us, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This month’s Volunteer of the Month embodies these words, bringing together our community to do so much for our students. It is an honor to recognize Vicki Hood as our February 2024 Volunteer of the Month.

Vicki is not just a volunteer; she is a beacon of unwavering support and an inspiration to us all. For the past nine years, Vicki has been a cornerstone of the North County school community. Her presence is felt in every corner of our school, to the point that everyone knows her, or at least knows of her.

Vicki has lent her time and expertise to various facets of school life. From the athletic boosters to the PTSA, the swim team to the soccer and lacrosse teams, and her invaluable contributions to the senior class. She ran concessions for many years, shopping at all hours and spending many more hours ensuring it ran smoothly. She had her hand in all aspects of After Prom in 2022, helped with teacher appreciation, senior picnic, and was Team Mom for a variety of sports throughout the years. Her commitment is not confined to a single area; rather, it entwines through multiple aspects of our school, leaving a mark of positivity. Not only does she volunteer in all these areas, she encourages others to volunteer and support the initiatives.

When someone at the school talks about fundraising, Vicki’s fundraising talents are at the top of the list. She is nothing short of a fundraising master, raising thousands of dollars for a variety of school programs. She has been the largest fundraiser for candy bar sales across multiple years, even beyond the time her kids were involved. Whenever there's a need for financial support or a project that requires funding, Vicki is the go-to person. In the halls of North County High School, you will often hear someone say, “If you want to raise money or get something done, talk to Vicki Hood.” Her ability to mobilize resources and rally the community together for the greater good is unparalleled.

But it's not just about the funds she raises; it's about the passion and dedication she brings to the table. Vicki doesn't just meet expectations; she consistently goes above and beyond. She invests not just her time, but her heart, into everything she does for our school. Even more remarkably, her commitment has continued this year, even after her children have graduated, knowing that when we work together we are contributing to the success of our students.

Ms. Hood, North County High School  and the entire Anne Arundel County Public Schools community is blessed to have such a dedicated volunteer and we thank you for your service.

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