Cara Cha and Alayna Olender, LSHS students, have been honored for their exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards program.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
Alayna volunteered at Youthfront LaCygne summer camp for two summers, where she helped provide meals and assisted with evening events and activities. She supervised fellow campers who prepared meal packs for families in need.
“I learned a lot about myself, and made a lot of great friends in the process,” Alayna wrote in her application. “I learned a lot about customer service and working with younger people and people my own age. There was a lot of problem solving, team building and working in groups. I also learned how to take instruction, give instruction and prepare for large groups.”
“Across the United States, young volunteers are doing remarkable things to contribute to the well-being of the people and communities around them,” said Prudential CEO Charles Lowrey. “Prudential is honored to celebrate the contributions of these students, and we hope their stories inspire others to volunteer, too.”