Wilmington Teen Steps Up To Help Community During COVID-19

WILMINGTON, MA — One Wilmington teen is going above and beyond to help her town combat COVID-19.

Melanie Mytych, 15, is a sophomore at Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington. She’s majoring in Early Education and Teaching, and spends much of her time working in her school’s on-site daycare center. She not only excels inside the classroom, but also on the basketball court.

Despite having to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on her school, sports and social life, Melanie has found the time to do an extraordinary level of volunteer work for the Town of Wilmington’s Health Department since the pandemic began in March. Melanie’s mom, Kim, is the Department’s Senior Clerk.

Melanie facilitated the donation of nearly 150 Christmas presents to Wilmington families in need. Many of these families were affected by COVID-19, either having lost their jobs due to the economic downturn or having been diagnosed with the disease. These families expressed a need during the Health Department’s contact training, and Melanie helped collect, organize and distribute the presents. While the holiday season is over, Melanie’s gift giving continues

Melanie has also helped to distribute more than 400 face masks to residents.

Melanie is scheduled to volunteer at the town’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. She has previously volunteered at more than 25 of the town’s flu vaccination clinics over the past several years.

The apple doesn’t fall from the tree in the Mytych household. Read more about Melanie’s efforts in this story from the Wilmington Town Crier.

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