Category Archives: TurnAround Life/Lauren Kirby Award

Centreville resident Lauren Kirby has given a $1,000 check to a student at Mountain View High School twice a year since 1999.

Lauren Kirby draws a name

Each February and June, when Mountain View holds their bi-annual graduation, Kirby surprises one lucky senior with a check. At the Graduating Senior Luncheon, she draws a name from a hat.

“It’s intended to recognize their graduation achievement and help them enroll in further education, pay a debt, or get into a car or apartment,” said Kirby. “Giving two financial gifts each year to Mountain View High School seniors just seems like a natural way to say, ‘thank you,’ for accepting and graduating my two sons. I appreciate the opportunity Mountain View offers students since I probably would have benefited from a school like Mountain View myself, if such a school existed at the time,” she said.

“This financial award can give the student a jumpstart on the next leg of their life’s journey,” said Kirby, “Mountain View was an obvious choice since the seed changes they make in the lives of young people turns their lives around and they will never be the same.”

The gift is channeled through the Mountain View High School Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Chairman of the Foundation, Charles Woodruff said, “It is refreshing to see how generous and caring people can be when helping others. The money donated to the Mountain View High School Foundation goes to deserving students. In most cases the donor does not know the student, but they all have the same goal in mind—to help a young person get started in life. Lauren Kirby is a perfect example of this type of

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Lauren Kirby Presents Resume Writing and Job Interview/Application Workshop

On Friday, April 25th students enrolled in Mountain View High School elective classes and Job Club participants attended The Application/Interview and Resume Workshop from 10:20am – 11:40am featuring  Lauren Kirby, President of TurnAround, LLC and Philanthropist .  Lauren discussed the importance of hard skills, soft skills, researching information about the company prior to the interview, preparing ahead of time for the interview by practicing questions, and making a professional impression during the entire job search process.  Most importantly she shared tips on how to market yourself in a resume with her very own BROCHURE Concept where the job seeker is attempting to sell themselves as the perfect candidate to the employer.  Lauren’s bottom line is “Do not underestimate the role your resume plays” in the hiring process.  For more information on this workshop and/or to receive copies of her materials or for help with your resume, visit the Career Center in Room 16.