Katie Dong is a fifteen year old student at Novi High School, and has been volunteering with ACEing Autism for almost a year. Katie says, “I really enjoy working with all the participants and volunteers. Everyone is so nice, and we all work together to help each other out. It’s great to see kids laughing, having fun with their friends, and enjoying playing tennis. It is a rewarding experience to be a part of helping others feel happier and more comfortable with themselves and around other people, even if they may think a bit differently. Volunteering gives me motivation to wake up earlier on Sundays.” In her free time, Katie likes to run track and cross country, tutor elementary students in math, and play piano.