Two students from Park Center Senior High were recently recognized for their outstanding volunteer contributions.
Senior Olivia Maccoux, was named a Distinguished Finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. She also received a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Since she was nine-years-old, Olivia has dedicated nearly 1,000 hours serving on the Youth Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, working to help make the hospital a more comfortable place for children.
Olivia has spent a lot of time at the hospital for treatment of hydrocephalus, inspiring her to participate in the Council.
Senior Jenelle Hartzell also received a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. It is a prestigious designation with only six Minnesota finalists and two honorees named this year.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and XCEO of Prudential Financials. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.
-Published March 25, 2014