(Adair) An Adair-Casey Middle school student is being recognized Thursday evening as one of Iowa’s top two youth volunteers for 2012 in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
Hannah Jorgensen, a seventh-grader at Adair-Casey Junior -Senior High School will be presented with an engraved silver medallion in recognition for organizing a campaign to make personal care kits and sew pillowcases for families in transition from a local homeless shelter to more permanent quarters.
Hannah will receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip in early May to Washington D.C., where she will join more than 100 other top honorees from across the country for several days of national recognition events. Ten of them will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2012 at that time.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represents the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. All middle and high schools in the U.S., along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Hands-On Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November. Two State Honorees—one middle and one high school student—plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.
For more information on the rest of this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.
April 17, 2012
11:00 a.m. newscast