In our new series, “Faces of Me Fine,” we will highlight the dedicated people who make sure the organization achieves its mission to support critically ill children and their families at Duke, UNC, and WakeMed Children’s Hospitals. First up, meet Maryssa, a member of the team at Second Hope Shop in Princeton, North Carolina.
This seventeen-year-old, current Princeton High School senior, started working part-time after initially volunteering at the shop for a school project. “I really liked the atmosphere and the people,” Maryssa shared. She works with Ms. Barbara to price the donations after they have gone through the initial processing.
Thanks to the support of Johnston County, Maryssa takes classes through Johnston County Community College, including psychology and American Sign Language. She is a member of the BETA Club and played on the girls’ volleyball team for four years. While school may feel like home for a lot of high school students, Maryssa’s connection might be the closest imaginable: both of her parents work at Princeton High School! Her mom, Angie, is an English teacher while her dad, Bruce, serves as the school’s Athletic Director. Madelyn, Maryssa’s younger sister, is currently a sophomore.
What’s next for Maryssa after high school? “I’m not sure yet,” she reflected. “I’ll be close to completing my Associate’s Degree through JCCC just from high school, so I’ll finish that coursework for sure.”
Me Fine’s Second Hope Shop is located at 5100 US Hwy 70 East in Princeton, North Carolina. You can find updates on sales and specials on the store’s Facebook page or give them a call at 919-202-0445