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Eshita Mantri

Eshita has grown up in three different countries! Her family moved to Centerville in 2008 and Eshita is now a junior at Centerville High School. She has been involved with the Centerville-Washington Park District for many summers, she and her…

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Sophia Wang

Sophia Wang started volunteering with the parks at the 2018 summer recreation camps. Since then, she has branched out into volunteering for fun seasonal events like Eggstravaganza. Sophia loves helping with programs that have an artistic component! She volunteers outside…

man and woman in front of bluebird box, face mask on chins

Denise and Aidan Teserovitch

Aidan Teserovitch, 19, and his mom, Denise, began volunteering with the Centerville-Washington Park District’s bird nest monitoring program in 2017. Aidan, along with his mom, dad and brother, enjoys riding roller coasters. The family also enjoys hiking, biking and swimming.…

CWPD volunteer Tara Dwyer in prairie

Tara Dwyer

Tara developed a love of nature while growing up on a plant nursery in New Carlisle. When she was 17, she moved to California. In California, she finished high school, went to college and got her psychology degree. She also…

CWPD volunteer Lindsay Perry

Lindsay Perry

Lindsay, a 15-year-old homeschool sophomore, loves to spend time outdoors — doing just about anything! Some of her favorite hobbies include hammocking, hiking, bike riding, tree climbing, frog catching and reading. When not outdoors, you will find Lindsay refining her…

CWPD volunteer at Holes Creek Park Monarch Waystation

Catherine Tollefson

Seventeen-year-old Centerville High School student Catherine Tollefson recently planted a Monarch Waystation at Holes Creek Park. She researched appropriate plants and reached out to native plant nurseries for donations, successfully garnering enough plant donations for the entire Waystation! The new…

CWPD youth volunteer with four children at camp

Simran Surana

Simran is a senior at Centerville High School. At school she participates in Science Olympiad — growing her love of science with her friends. She is also involved in Student Council and has had the opportunity to raise thousands of…

CWPD volunteer Bill Keegans

Bill Keegans

At 23, Bill Keegans left his home in Scotland and emigrated to Australia. As a software developer, Bill was working with Australia’s largest company (BHP) when he applied for a position with NCR’s Australian operation. Seven years later he was…

CWPD volunteer Julianne Gonzalez

Julianne Gonzalez

Julianne is in 9th grade and has been involved in park programs since kindergarten! She’s the youngest of five children in her family (all of whom have also been CWPD volunteers!) and her hobbies outside of volunteering are gymnastics, swimming…

CWPD volunteer John Kennard at fall birding program

John Kennard

John is a life-long resident of the Dayton area, who graduated from Fairview High School and attended Wright State University. He retired from General Motors in 2006 and began his second career as a bus driver for Centerville City Schools.…