Participating in ACE in Vietnam this summer is worth so much to me. As I partook in ACE in Place Vietnam last summer, I formed many friendships with other Duke athletes, Stanford athletes, and my fellow Vietnamese coaches. I was drawn back to the idea of actually going in person to Vietnam, so I could finish what I started last summer.
Seamus Harding’s past experiences with community engagement include various organizations and different motives. Last summer, he participated in ACE in Place Vietnam, teaching Vietnamese students English, life skills, and mental health awareness. He has donated his clothes to his local church for the needy, worked with special needs adults and children in his local town’s recreation center, volunteered for different athletics events, and completed high school community service classes that gave him 50+ hours of community service. He is a current ACTION Mentor, a member of his apartment’s quad council, and a member of various clubs involving LGBTQ+ representation and mental health awareness.