By Samantha Sinclair
The Cherokee Scout
Every day Murphy High School senior Jillian Phillips visits Murphy Elementary School, Jason comes running out of his second-grade classroom to greet her. They go to another room in the school to play games, chat and even practice schoolwork.
“We have a lot of fun,” Jason said.
Phillips is Jason’s Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, and is one of at least 37 local high school students volunteering as a Big in the program. This is Phillips’ first year as a mentor, but she has volunteered for the organization in the past, as well as with the Special Olympics and Murphy Crop Walk.
“I just like making a difference,” Phillips said. “I really do enjoy doing this.”
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