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Southeast student up for national award for volunteerism

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Trevor got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and says it changed his life. Trevor got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and says it changed his life.
20-year-old Trevor Mulholland is up for a national award. 20-year-old Trevor Mulholland is up for a national award.
Zack says he feels like Trevor is a true big brother. Zack says he feels like Trevor is a true big brother.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Southeast Missouri State University student is on a mission to tell everyone about his latest adventure. He got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and says it changed his life.

Now, 20-year-old Trevor Mulholland is up for a national award.

With the hustle and bustle of college life, Trevor Mulholland just didn't know if he could put one more thing on his agenda.

"I didn't want to half commit to something," said Trevor.  

However, he felt compelled and signed up to be a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

That lead him to 11-year-old Zack.

"I thought he was really nice." said Zack.  

"It took us both awhile to adjust and click," said Trevor.  

What really brought them together was their mutual love for computer games.

They get together often to play on the computer, and play outside.

"We also go out to eat, and to the movies," said Zack.  

Trevor is a real blessing to Zack's caregiver...his grandmother.

"He needed a role model," said Treasa Benn. "It's just an amazing program where they could have one on one interaction, and someone to talk to that's confidential."

Trevor and Zack have been together for about 18 months.

Trevor says his 11-year-old little brother is a new person, and hopes he had something to do with the transformation.

"We compliment each other very well," said Trevor.  

Zack says he feels like Trevor is a true big brother.

"It's really special," said Zack.  

Zack says he's rooting for his big brother to win a national award that celebrates student volunteerism and social responsibility.

Trevor says the truth is Zack has helped him, as much as he has helped Zack.

"He's definitely like a brother," said Trevor.  

The contest that Trevor has entered is through the National Association of College Stores.

You can vote for Trevor and Zack by heading to National Student Day. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters has hundreds of kids on waiting lists right now.  

We're told they could use more people like Trevor.

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