By Andy Soergel
Fraternity parties take a back seat to philanthropy for Washington and Lee University junior Shawn Swaney. The Sterling, Va., native spends most of his weekends volunteering with Rockbridge County’s Young Life youth group program. Swaney says philanthropy gives him a sense of identity that a weekend of partying cannot. He is described as a leader and role model among his peers, and his involvement in Young Life and campus activities like First-Year Orientation Committee inspire those around him to give back to the community.