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Celebrating Valentine’s Day With a Big Heart
High school student Aarushi Aggarwal brightens day in Frisco and helps with medical needs in Africa

Aarushi Aggarwal is studying oncology as part of an independent study and mentorship program at Liberty High School and hopes to become a radiation oncologist.
Courtesy Aarushi Aggarwal

When students and teachers celebrate Valentine’s Day at Liberty High School in Frisco, Aarushi Aggarwal will see to it that their heartfelt gestures reach far beyond their community.

Aggarwal, a CoServ Electric representative on the 2014 Government-in-Action Youth Tour, spearheads a service project called “Love Saves a Life,” a carnation sale at her school for Valentine’s Day. The proceeds will go to UNICEF and will purchase tetanus shots for mothers and children in Africa.

Aggarwal, 17 and a senior at Liberty, received a $500 grant from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and GenerationOn to help fund her project, which will directly help 200 people.

“However, this will also impact the students of Liberty High School since they now know that they have contributed to something bigger, something outside the limits of our city and country,” Aggarwal explains on her grant application. “Who knows, we may have saved the life of the next Einstein!”